Forging video - gently persuading some mosaic damascus blocks together.
Here's a quick vid of me getting some damascus together today. I'm forging it in this way with tongs so I can forge on all all sides to keep it in a big block for the time being. The tall billet is a W's pattern on the final stack. The big square one will be butterflies pattern, its a sort of basket weave of W's. Need to get some squaring dies sorted for the press, would make the basket weave type patterns easier.:biggrin:
Just gentle persuasion at welding heat so I have solid welded blocks.
Drawing out happens later in the hammer.
If you drop it...... better pick it up quick:D