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Old 09-17-2007, 05:53 AM
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Default Re: Damascening with a hammer and punch in Japan

Thanks for all the comments,nice stuff Ron.
Good link Karl, and welcome.
Mr Bond, the black is an enamel laquer which is applied after the background is etched and boiled in green tea..
The laquer is scraped from the gold with a burnisher and then the gold is polished with charcoal.
I will see about putting together a tutorial eventually.
Barry Lee Hands
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