Steve Satow isn't making Mokume-Gane, but he is creating a nice
"Marriage of Metal" ring. This is the exact process of marriage of
metal, but done on a thicker stock. Normally you would take flat
sheet and pierce out a negative space, solder in different colors of
metal and then file them down to create one smooth look.
Using the laser welder just raises the bar of what a laser welder
will do, but you can do the same process with soldering without a
25,000 machine. I do think showing different techniques for the laser
welder is cool.
Deborah Krupenia is one of the premier marriage of metal artisans.
Here's a sample of her work.
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