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Offline Brass_Machine

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Making shiney things
« on: April 15, 2017, 07:41:23 PM »
Been playing around with learning to make jewelry. No,  not fancy diamond and gold rings...

Almost finished with this one. It is a spinner I made for the missus. Just need to finish the inside...



Also played with some more chain mail stuff...

Working on a bracelet for the kid...



Also made another for the lady blacksmith...








Fun stuff!

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 02:19:52 AM »
 Jolly good Eric,
           So, the boss bangs iron into submission and you work with little stuff. Well I know not always cos I've read some of your other posts.
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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 02:29:21 AM »
Nice work Eric, look great!!
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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 03:20:25 AM »
I'm waiting for you to make the full suit of Chain Male Eric  :ddb:

Nice job by the way  :bow:
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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 09:32:05 AM »
Good work.

Andrew jinxed it....now I have picture in my head you two "knitting" matching swimwear. :lol:

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 09:59:07 AM »
Nice stuff Eric; I wouldn't be able to see that tiny stuff as my stubby digits would get in the way, I'd probably be trying to entwine my digits together  :Doh:

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2017, 12:21:39 PM »
I suppose really it should be two suits - a Chain Male and a Chain Female both made from Chain Mail  :lol:
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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 09:45:16 PM »
Jolly good Eric,
           So, the boss bangs iron into submission and you work with little stuff. Well I know not always cos I've read some of your other posts.
 Congrats,
John B

Yup... that's how things have been going. Taking a few fine metals classes at the same school she goes to for bashing hot steel. People look at her in wonder and awe when they find out her hobby. Then look at me with confusion when they hear about this hobby...

In a couple of weeks I have a class on making Mokume Gane.



It is kinda like Damascus but with nonferrous metals. Looking forward to it... Thinking about machining some rings out of it

Been trying to convince the missus to post up the Damascus kitchen knife she made at a class... it is amazing.

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 03:56:50 AM »
That is nice stuff.

That is really amazing that even at this time some hobbies are considered fit for 50% and unfit for other half. I would funny looks and put bit more spin to it. "Jeah you should see the chainmail tanga I just made".

Nothing wrong with different types embelishment and jewelry, it is often the process of learning somethng new.

Damascus is amazing in any form. Some people use chainsaw chain as a one material, those look very modern. Hope you guy's post more pictures you have made.

incidently my daugter found the first knife I ever made. It's awfull, but it's my first "puukko" I ever made.


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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 09:00:58 AM »
Pekka...

That chainsaw Damascus ends up looking pretty good. For her class they used Bearings and Powdered steel in a canister.

I bought a piece of Damascus steel rod. Will machine a ring from it in a few months. Practicing on some stainless first.

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 03:32:49 PM »
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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2017, 04:25:27 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing more!

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 03:49:12 PM »
Nice looking stuff Eric.

Does anyone know where I could get a small length of 1" 'ish' Damascus steel round bar in Canada? I've made a bunch of rings out of stainless, inconel, and titanium, but Damascus (or in combination with other steels) would have a very interesting look.

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 04:18:52 PM »
For blade smiths and jewelery there should be damascus available.

This will not help you, but there is material available.
http://www.kivipekat.fi/kauppa/product_details.php?p=593

One option is to make fake dmascus aka. etched faux damascus. Read long ago on one gun smithing book of aplicating rope or cloth with accid and wrap that over barrel.

Pretty sure there is method described somewhere in interweb.

First one I found:
https://youtu.be/-2UdAxFZ-kI?t=67

second:
https://youtu.be/MpnALC4HDeg

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 06:22:10 PM »
Hi Paul,

I got my Damascus round form these guys. They may ship to Canada. If not, let's talk... I can get it shipped here and then send it to you.

Vegas Forge

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2017, 04:12:58 PM »
Thanks Pekka. There's quite a bit of flat stock available on e-bay, but not much for round bar. I think for the time it takes to craft a nice ring, I would want to use the best materials available rather than fake it. Interesting idea though, would be good for larger items.

I didn't think to check Etsy..thanks for the link. Nice to see a guy who values his product...$100+/inch is getting pretty pricey! Looks like he ships to Canada.

Thanks again.

Paul

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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 10:34:44 AM »
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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2017, 03:02:43 PM »
Very nice shiny stuff chief  :thumbup:



Nice looking stuff Eric.

Does anyone know where I could get a small length of 1" 'ish' Damascus steel round bar in Canada? I've made a bunch of rings out of stainless, inconel, and titanium, but Damascus (or in combination with other steels) would have a very interesting look.

Paul
 

Hi Paul, :wave:   A question if I may.... Inconel!?   how tough is that to machine? I've recently been fighting with titanium (really fighting) and I was given some inconel... I've not tried it yet as I've heard its a nightmare!?


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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 06:35:04 AM »
If money is no object, have a look here:
https://www.groundflatstock.com/Shop/Knives/c/dsc-titan-titanium-damascus

They also do steel Damascus etc
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Re: Making shiney things
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2017, 02:57:54 AM »
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