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  1. I'm not sure how you processed the bottom piece compared to the top piece. The top piece seems to have been worked too many times now,if you have a rolling machine and rolled it length wise it would make the lines wider but lengthen the rod.
  2. Blade magazine August 2005.... Toast Cutter contest I was a newbie making a few stock removal blades for fur trade era rendezvous and this contest started on Knife Network forum. Thought of a design and entered the contest,story here.. http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24127 There are still a few photos online of the other pieces made and I don't know if Coop still has the others.
  3. Silver should never be next to brass,it will usually melt together to form an alloy. Here is mokume gane info for precious metal,online free.... https://www.mokume.com/mokume-gane-a-comprehensive-study/table-of-contents
  4. I'm not sure this article can help,it does give the process information though..... https://www.ganoksin.com/article/charcoal-dust-bluing/
  5. Is this what you are looking for?
  6. Without knowing your experience with mokume and precious metals it would be hard to advise you. Argentium or silver palladium could be a substitute for white gold. It really isn't advisable to hot forge precious metals. Here is the information that might help you. https://www.mokume.com/mokume-gane-a-comprehensive-study/table-of-contents
  7. What type of white gold are you thinking about using?
  8. What are you going to do with now?
  9. I don't know what method was used,it was 16 years ago and he said the copper levels were a little high for a lot of steel made in England at that time period.
  10. Maybe a little early 1800's steel needed,tested results from an early 1800's cartouche knife. C 0.067 Mn 0.03 P 0.035 S 0.001 Si 0.03 Cu 0.30 Ni 0.01 Cr 0.00 Mo 0.00
  11. For jump rings,just wood dowels. For other shapes maybe one like this ... https://www.catfish1.com/threads/diy-wire-bending-tool.247085/ Do you have photos of what you want to make?
  12. Maybe fabricate it from sheet metal.
  13. If you have live roses,you might try this process. https://www.ganoksin.com/article/casting-orchid-flower/
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