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  1. Did you check the ingredients of the "white out" ? A number of brands do not contain the titanium dioxide for it to be a release agent.
  2. Try this ............ http://powning.com/jake/tutorial/carving-tutorial/
  3. They will turn the copper black at the same time.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. A photo might help,but your metal combination should have been thought out first.
  7. Not the thread you are looking for but ... http://www.williamhenry.com/materials/view/material/id/2/ maybe this one
  8. The blade can be coated with finger nail polish,it depends on what acid you will use. What is the handle material?
  9. 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.
  10. This company had good boxwood a couple years ago, http://www.righteouswoods.com/imported_hardwoods.html
  11. Rebooted computer and it works now,not sure why it didn't work earlier..........
  12. My profile "settings" tab is not accessible and that is where the signature option is located.
  13. Oregon has madrone wood,flame"curly" birch and number of other woods.You should have no problems finding nice figured wood.
  14. 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
  15. Define " ferrule"......... http://taigoostudio.blogspot.com/2012/06/how-to-forging-fabricating-and-fitting.html
  16. 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
  17. An inch and a half square is too small for small silver smithing projects 4X4 is a workable size.
  18. 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.
  19. Possibly a "metal texturing hammer",there's a number of textured heads for non ferrous jewelry purposes.
  20. "Follow this topic" top right hand corner of every thread.
  21. 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 OLSONĀ® Metal Cutting - Scroll Saw Blades
  22. That chart is a "joke", There is no reference as to materials, designs being cut,experience of the user,etc.
  23. Herkules,Pike,Antilope.......... like anything buy quality and not quantity.
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