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  1. People have been using it for jewelry for at least 30+years. https://www.google.com/search?q=fordite+jewelry&client=firefox-b-1-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjtvJiUqaX0AhVHlWoFHa9ZB8cQ_AUoAnoECAEQBA&biw=1250&bih=617&dpr=1.3
  2. Jeweler's hand vise..... https://www.penntoolco.com/grobet-usa-hand-vises/
  3. Have you tried boric acid as a substitute? https://orchid.ganoksin.com/t/adding-boric-acid-to-molten-metal/17426
  4. Looks like a standard rolling mill used for jewelry manufacture and other non ferrous uses.
  5. What are the objects you are trying to cast?The sprue is very wrong and it does need "vents". The base for the pour appears flat and should have a large "funnel" shape.....see example.
  6. I glued the pattern onto brass sheet and pierced the piece with a jeweler's saw. A little file work to even things up and then was clamped into my mini unimat. The knife side was milled for the buffalo horn insert.
  7. At one time I made a number of brass handled cartouche knives.Photo of a dug original and my reproduction.
  8. DanM

    Balinese Kris

    There is a bit of information about Kris blades on this antiques forum, https://www.google.com/search?q=site:antiquers.com+kris&source=lmns&bih=617&biw=1238&client=firefox-b-1-d&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjTvPb1we3yAhUITVMKHUe_AI0Q_AUoAHoECAEQAA
  9. Did you look at the link I posted in Joshua's tutorial? The book will tell you nearly everything about mokume.
  10. Is this what you are looking for?? http://www.thompsonsknives.com/antler2.html
  11. https://shardsofthedarkage.blogspot.com/2013/02/mokume-gane.html
  12. What do you know about mokume? It can be difficult or simple,I don't know if you have read Steve Midgett's book....here it is online. https://www.mokume.com/mokume-gane-a-comprehensive-study/table-of-contents
  13. It needs to be cold forged and annealed frequently.
  14. What graver steel are you using,do you dub the point? https://engraverscafe.com/threads/dubbing-the-point-of-a-graver.26869/
  15. Do a search for micarta,I believe there have been a number of post about making it here.
  16. Baldwin's patina..... https://www.reactivemetals.com/patinas-chemicals
  17. Have you looked at this tutorial? https://www.jimkelso.com/inlaytutorial/inlaytutorial1.htm
  18. I work mostly with non ferrous materials,you might think about pattern develop also.. https://www.mokume.com/mokume-gane-a-comprehensive-study/patterning-mokume-gane
  19. They didn't need a magnifying lens, young people with myopia were chosen and trained to do the work. A north facing window has worked for centuries to provide enough light for gemstone cutting,engraving,etc.
  20. A little info here..... https://www.jloose.com/damascusringfaq.html
  21. Some people find other things while looking for mushrooms..... 3,000 bronze sword. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/mushroom-hunter-finds-3300-year-old-bronze-age-sword
  22. Sam Alfano has a number of books and videos on engraving,flare cuts came out recently. https://masterengraver.tv/
  23. First knife about 25 years ago,band saw blade stock removal.Brass pierced scales with buffalo horn underlay.
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