- Aug 7, 2019
Some time ago, I saw a reference from an engraver that made flats for removing excess gold from wire inlays, but there was no reference to what type of bronze was used or if it required additional hardening. Do any of you use a hardened bronze flat for this purpose? If so, what bronze did you use? Did you do anything to further harder it? Sources? Looking at metal suppliers websites, there is a mindboggling number of different types of bronze with widely varying characteristics. So far, I haven't had much issue with using a carbide flat, but I would like to try a bronze one to see the difference. Suggestions?