Making Mokume - Get your dollar's worth

Russ documented as he and Chris made this tantalizing piece of Mokume.  Having a forge just gets better and better.

Stack quarters and forge weld them into a solid billet.

Drill dents in one side to raise the grain pattern.

Beat the billet into shape, flattening the dents to raise the grain.
Sand it a lot. Notice the colors starting to show.
Sweet woodgrain pattern.