Thanks for responding to my question. I really enjoyed your response to that
young upstart the other day. It’s amazing what some bench guys “know”. I’ve
been at the bench for quite some time and it’s frustrating to realize how
much I don’t know. My apprentice ( or I guess I should say assistant) have
this on-going discussion about who is learning more from who. I consider
myself blessed with whom I have been able to work with and for in my career.
Jewelers that are on an ego trip and treat everything they know as
proprietairy really get my goat. Well enough of that.
I’ve done some mokue before but none with platinum in it. Is there any
suggestions for treating this differently that normal mokume. I’m not rich,
so I’m a little hesitant to make a mess of this. Any help you can offer will
be greatly appreciated.
Bruce Holmgrain wrote:
I wish I knew what it is that you are trying to build.
I’m making twisted 2 tone drop earings. I’m gypsy setting some pretty good
size melle into is and dropping a big oval ruby cab off it.
I don’t think that I
would try to solder the sheets together.
I did with a section of sheet and on cooing the 18k cracked.(yippee) 1
Perhaps I would cast one or both
both parts working out some type of bi-metal casting.
If the mokume doesn’t work I’ll have to.
Occaisionally, I do
some 18K/platinum mokume. No solder there.
This is what I’m trying to do. Help. I’ve worked with Hiroko and Eugene
Pijinowski in the past and have not been able to track them down lately.
Steven Kretchmer is one of those guys that I mentioned earlier(although he is
really a nice guy)
Thanks again for your help and hope to hear from you soon. Thanks.
P.S.- I enjoyed your web site. I’ll send you the address of mine when it’s