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Old 10-06-2017, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default My first attempt at Damascus Steel

I forged the metal billet myself, which was a learning experience. The pen kit is Artisan Exemplar. I made an album of the build process that you can see here:

https://imgur.com/a/bhVDB

Goals for next time include better welds, increasing my layer count, and improving my etching technique.
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Very nice, I like that a lot.
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Damascus, my love!
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I think it looks great as it is! I like the randomness of the fold lines and the apparent openings!
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That's a very interesting looking pen, I'll have to look into your tutorial. I own a Damascus blank, I've owned it for a couple of years. I haven't even looked into how to turn it yet, are they difficult to work with?
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Nice!! That looks awesome and I really like the kit you used.
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That's a very interesting looking pen, I'll have to look into your tutorial. I own a Damascus blank, I've owned it for a couple of years. I haven't even looked into how to turn it yet, are they difficult to work with?
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Depend's on damascus style, but THEY ARE DIFFICULT to turn. Needs metal lathe and a lot of sanding.
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Very cool and great write up on your process.
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Sounds like a fun project and it is certainly a great looking pen.
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