Now his has really got me thinking. Is it possible to plate
silver with iron? Can I electroform iron the same way that I can
copper? I find this prospect rather exciting. Diamonds set in
blackened iron selectively plated on to silver and 18ct gold.
Hi Tony; Well, you're just inviting someone to steal that idea from
you. But as I read your post, I wondered if you'd consider working
with real iron? Not the mild steel you see all over, but pure iron,
zero or near zero carbon content. It's quite soft, compared to
steel. And with it's low carbon content, very resistant to rust.
Here's a supplier you can check.
ART & METAL CO.
"Your Pure Iron Supplier"
243 Franklin St.
Hanson, MA 02341
And if you're interested in another unique material, you could
experiment with "wrought" iron. This is a fibrous material that
pre-dates modern steel making technology. It also is very low
carbon, and you need to work with the grain, much like working in
wood, but when you etch it, it looks like drift-wood. Here's a
supplier's web site. http://www.realwroughtiron.com/