Copper disc with silver edges
Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:21 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:15 AM
"I am not ashamed to admit, that I am ignorant of the things I do not know"!
I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:23 PM
Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:23 AM
You are dead on with your comment. I took a newer penny and sure enough it happened. Thanks for the help.
Yes indeed! And if you are looking for a cheap alternative to mokume, all the recent dimes, quarters, and half-dollars are clad... meaning they have a pure copper core layer and cupronickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni)outer layers. So you can take any recent quarter or half dollar and distort it in some way, then carefully sand off the features, and when you reach the core you'll get a beautiful interface between the red copper and the white cupronickel. Then it's all about how you do the distortion to develop your pattern, just like pattern-welded damascus steel... but the materials are right there in your pocket.
Edited by Tom Maringer, 29 July 2012 - 12:24 AM.
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