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  1. The blade can be coated with finger nail polish,it depends on what acid you will use. What is the handle material?
  2. What material are you using?
  3. 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.
  4. This company had good boxwood a couple years ago, http://www.righteouswoods.com/imported_hardwoods.html
  5. Rebooted computer and it works now,not sure why it didn't work earlier..........
  6. My profile "settings" tab is not accessible and that is where the signature option is located.
  7. Oregon has madrone wood,flame"curly" birch and number of other woods.You should have no problems finding nice figured wood.
  8. 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
  9. Define " ferrule"......... http://taigoostudio.blogspot.com/2012/06/how-to-forging-fabricating-and-fitting.html
  10. 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
  11. An inch and a half square is too small for small silver smithing projects 4X4 is a workable size.
  12. It is one of the things Myth Busters said to never do at home,I believe there are a number of videos showing the water tank exploding in a bad way.
  13. Possibly a "metal texturing hammer",there's a number of textured heads for non ferrous jewelry purposes.
  14. "Follow this topic" top right hand corner of every thread.
  15. You didn't state a metal thickness in the original post,I have cut 3/32nds" steel and brass with a #2 blade with no problems.You are looking for a blade with more "meat" than a jeweler's blade. Google OLSON® Metal Cutting - Scroll Saw Blades