Also check out Steve Midgett’s site, http://mokume.com/ Steve has
written a very explanatory small book on the subject, titled “Mokume
Gane in the Small Shop” (or something quite similar). I can’t put my
hands on my copy at the moment, or I could be more exact. Steve is
also teaching a siminar for the Society of American Silversmiths
(SAS) August 7-12, 2000.
Jim Binion is in California, and Steve Midgett is in North Carolina.
I know Steve offers seminars, but I’m not sure whether Jim does at
Philip Baldwin, in Washington State, also occasionally offers short
seminars. It was in one of his classes that I first experienced
mokume. I don’t have a ste or e-mail address for Phil, but will pass
one along if I find it. The seminar I took was at the National
Ornamental Metal Museum, in Memphis, Tennessee (USA, since I’m not
sure where you are from). I’ll ask in the next day or so at the
Museum about an address for Phil. Perhaps someone else here has one
Anyway, I’ll pass along what I can to you if you wish. There are a
small core of us here in Memphis who get to gether every few months
for a communal mokume making session at the shop of oen of our local
ABANA members. He has an electric oven capable of the temperatures
needed for bronze, copper, siver and so on. I’m not sure about
whether his furnace will handle the temperatures necessary for
platinum or not. Midget’s small, bench-top torch-fired furnace will,
if I remember correctly.
As before, good luck!