WIP - Mokume

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  1. Dec 31, 2016 #1

    jessf

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    With every new knife comes new challenges. I don't see this slowing down in 2017. I need to up my mokume gane game. I bought some proper brass and copper sheets and cut them up into 38mmx38mm squares. I stacked them 23 layers high and began the heat.
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    I clamped everything between two large pieces of D2.
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    Everything worked out and the billet is welded. I can proceed with more heats and flattening out the billet.
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    old clampy got a bit too much heat.
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  2. Dec 31, 2016 #2

    jessf

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    why wait when those heats can come now.
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    I put the finished mokume back in the forge and closed the door to let it all cool off slowly. I would call this a success. Total work time was 2 hours from cutting out squares to tempering in the forge.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2017 #3

    milkbaby

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    Looking forward to seeing the results!
     
  4. Jan 4, 2017 #4

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    Watching with interest
    Thanks for the WIP.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2017 #5

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    Life gave jessf lemons....and some how he serves up rib-eye. :groucho:
     

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