I just acquired a bunch of small scraps of stainless Damascus steel
from a customer who makes custom knives. I’d like to carve this
beautiful material into various jewelry-suited shapes, but I’ve only
done the most rudimentary work with steel.
Will my regular saw blades (Rio Laser Gold) work for cutting out
blanks, or is there a better alternative? Should I use steel files,
or resort to abrasives (maybe diamond burs) used with the Flex-shaft?
Which etchant should I use to bring out the Damascus patterning when
the carving work is done?
Many thanks for any and all advice that you experienced folks can
offer. I can’t wait to start playing with this stuff!