So leaving steel out, would grey iron be suitable for jewelry?
Thinking of Berlin Iron jewelry it should be, but is it doable for
Purely as a technical exercise, replicating Berlin cast iron
jewellery would be worth exploring.
If its been done before it can be done again.
Has anyone seen anything written as to its making? So with that as
the starting point in a replication process, one would appear to need
A suitable melting method, today, id choose high frequency melting
the super fluid silicon alloyed cast iron,
the correct investment casting media to acommodate,
a preheated to above iron molten temp flask,
a suitable centrifugal casting machine to use all the above.
then start with a simple model of say a key.
when that is a repeatable item, choose an object that has smaller
interconnecting passages and see if the process will fill these
Continue experimenting getting smaller each time to see how far it
can be taken before voids start to form.
Adjust the process based on your learning curve.
hopefully you might just replicate the intricate detail achieved in
Hopefully one day, I might just come across a broken piece of this
iron work and get it analysed.
Its not something id want to put into production, as Im a hammer
man, as Ive mention in the past, all my work is wrought.