Etching Damascus Steel

Create raised patterns to help roll print metals.

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Carbon-based Damascus steel can be etched to create wonderful raised patterns that can be used to roll print metals or shaped and set into jewelry as a stone would be.


Required Materials: Damascus carbon steel, Ferric chloride, Distilled water, Painter's tape. See project for complete list.

Tools Needed: Rolling mill, Eye protection, Nitrile or rubber gloves, Old toothbrush, Digital timer

Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry ArtistOctober 2009

SKU: EP2544

Author/Speaker/Editor: Darlene Armstrong

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Instruction is incomplete Review by Y

I purchased this project because I was attracted to the beautiful photos and would like to be able to make them myself, I was very disappointed to learned that the instructions in the project is incomplete. It left out few very important steps !! if failed to tell the readers how to apply resist, what resist to use and how to transfer the design on to the metals. I cannot recommend this product to anyone for this reason.

(Posted on 5/21/14)