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  1. Brass/bronze mokume finishing

    They will turn the copper black at the same time.
  2. Someplace on you tube there are videos of making thin round wire for silver filigree mostly in the Mediterranean area. The annealed wire can be reduced in thickness by rolling between 2 flat stones/metal plates. History of draw plates... https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/BF03215438.pdf
  3. Brass/bronze mokume finishing

    Polishing is the worse thing you can do to mokume, a satin finish is much better to see the contrast of materials ..... https://contenti.com/polishing-n-finishing/buffing-wheels/satin-finish-wheels/2-3-ply-satin-finish-wheels There is nothing I know to "seal" it,maybe a little olive oil after washing.
  4. Brass/bronze mokume finishing

    A photo might help,but your metal combination should have been thought out first.
  5. Trying to find a thread

    Not the thread you are looking for but ... http://www.williamhenry.com/materials/view/material/id/2/ maybe this one
  6. Etching meteorite iron fittings

    The blade can be coated with finger nail polish,it depends on what acid you will use. What is the handle material?
  7. How much does it stretch?

    What material are you using?
  8. It would be easier to make a bezel and solder it to a piece of sheet,something with a little practice would only take 15 minutes or so.
  9. scales and stabilized wood suppliers?

    This company had good boxwood a couple years ago, http://www.righteouswoods.com/imported_hardwoods.html
  10. Signatures are now enabled

    Rebooted computer and it works now,not sure why it didn't work earlier..........
  11. Signatures are now enabled

    My profile "settings" tab is not accessible and that is where the signature option is located.
  12. scales and stabilized wood suppliers?

    Oregon has madrone wood,flame"curly" birch and number of other woods.You should have no problems finding nice figured wood.
  13. Full Tang vs Hidden Tang

    A Swedish Leuku with an 8 inch blade is made for working,stick tangs for most of their everyday use knives. https://www.ragweedforge.com/BladeCatalog.html
  14. Ferrule making tutorial??

    Define " ferrule"......... http://taigoostudio.blogspot.com/2012/06/how-to-forging-fabricating-and-fitting.html
  15. Did you look at the plastic sheath inserts at Rageweed forge,fairly inexpensive and adds safety to a plain leather sheath. https://www.ragweedforge.com/BladeCatalog.html