But every time someone comes out with a raw material that removes some time consuming essential preperation process, not only does the use of the technique become much easier, but it also then requires less understanding of how and why it works.
I think Peter was being a little tongue in cheek, saying this,
however, I’ll add that using Crinkle Bi-Metal does not precluded
knowing the hows and whys of reticulation. Before recommending it, I
had plenty of students, who confessed they had previously bought and
used the 80/20 alloy from H&M without knowing how to prepare it or
how reticulation works! (Results varied!)
Since the David H. Fell & Co. topic seems to be on this thread as
well, I’ll jump in and say I’ve always had great customer service
from them. I began ordering from them when I discovered their zinc
free 18K yellow and transitioned to ordering all my metal from them
as I found their customer service to be exceptional.
Mostly always prepared for anything,