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