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Very cool!

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Saw this on Instragram JJ, and it's awesome. You guys with your jewelry and rings always make me want to expand my horizons

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Nice JJ!

My wife is always asking me to make some Damascus jewelry for the art show.........

I tell her I would, if I could quit my day job!

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Dat's purty.... B)

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How did you go about polishing the inside? I'm curious because I tried doing a pattern welded bowl with an interior arc quite small and it was a real pain. I ended up putting a flap wheel in a drill press and going from there.

 

It's very beautiful, and the stars came out crisp.

 

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How did you go about polishing the inside? I'm curious because I tried doing a pattern welded bowl with an interior arc quite small and it was a real pain. I ended up putting a flap wheel in a drill press and going from there.

 

It's very beautiful, and the stars came out crisp.

 

Eric

The barstock is polished before forming.

So what you are seeing is it with a bit of scale left on and temper colors.

I don't attempt to polish after its formed.

Because I soak in Muriatic acid for both cleaning scale and the final etch it will remove the scale mostly and etch the steel.

 

 

Nice! I assume you ground the flat bar, and then forged it into the curved shape?

 

I'm with Wes, you guys make me want to try this. So little shop time, so many things to do :)

Bar stock is ground flat, cut down the center to expose the stars and then trued, then formed hot on a cuff mandrel that I borrowed form a jeweler friend.

Good luck on your adventure.

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Bar stock is ground flat, cut down the center to expose the stars and then trued, then formed hot on a cuff mandrel that I borrowed form a jeweler friend.

Good luck on your adventure.

 

Brilliant! That way you get two out of one bar of stock...

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JJ - love it! I make pendants and bracelets out of silver often, but just as gifts for my lady.

 

That is a good piece. Did you lacquer it?

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Bar stock is ground flat, cut down the center to expose the stars and then trued, then formed hot on a cuff mandrel that I borrowed form a jeweler friend.

Good luck on your adventure.

 

Do the same thing when using twist Damascus to make a frame handle. Cut the bar down the middle and wrap it inside on the outside.

That way you get two frames from a single bar and the stars show on the outside of the frame.

 

Good work JJ.

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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