Using an electric kiln 2

Using an electric kiln 2

After fusing 9 layered of copper and gilding metal using an electric kiln, I have forged and rolled it down. It looks good so far, and next step is punching and make a pattern. I have cut useless edges off.  Now we can see the laminated maetal fused. I have punched my Twitter user name and password on … Continue reading

Using an electric kiln 1

Using an electric kiln 1

As I mentioned before, I tryed fusing using an electric kiln yesterday.  Because it was the first try with an electric kiln and, each book shows different setting temperature and operation time, this challenge was really TRY. I tryed fusing with 9layers of copper and gilding metal.  About this condition, one book says that it shoud be set … Continue reading

The second failure

The second failure

I did the second try for fusing different metals today. Well… when I took the billet out from a gas kiln for the first time today, it has not been fused yet, so I took it back into the kiln and did the second try.  But the second try also failed which meant it was not fused again… The school metal … Continue reading

Mokume gane with solder

Mokume gane with solder

Here I would like to show you how I have made Mokume gane using solder.  The most important thing to succeed is very good preparation!! 1, Prepare perfect flat sheet of metals without grease, scratches.  To remove grease and scratches, sand or scrub with powder of pumice. 2, Prepare thin sheets of solder which are rolled down.  The sheets need … Continue reading

The properties of Mokume gane

I have been practicing making Mokume gane both using solders and fusing technique.  I have found out some points about the properties of Mokume gane which will be summarised below. Because many efforts ended in failure, well prepared plates for soldering is essential.  Once I failed making a laminated billet, it would be a block … Continue reading

Continuation to How people perceive Mokume gane

Continuation to How people perceive Mokume gane

   Here is continuation to the result of interviewing (How people feel when they look at (my)Mokume gane)           Lake Wai-O-Tapu/ Hot springs: 2 Paua Volcanic craters Oil in water: 3 Maori Tiki: 2 Rain drops: 2 Eyes of frogs Bacteria multiplying Stars at fuzzy night Something like Japanese Bubbles from boiled water Paint … Continue reading