This is the first time that I am going to do some gold inlay work and I am nervous. Maybe you can relate to that. But I am wondering the relation of the width of the channel to the size of the gold wire. My channel will be 1.5mm wide. Anyone know what the width of the wire should be?
Also - I looked up an old classic book named "Metal Techniques for Craftsmen" by the great teacher Oppi Untracht published by Robert Hale, London Copyright 1968,1875 by Doubleday ISBN 0-7091-0723-4.
I took a photo of a drawing on page 155 from the chapter "Decorative Techniques Employing Contrasting Metals" which shows the proportions between the groove for the inlaid wire and the wire. Attached.
It does not mention sizes, but you can get an idea from the drawing. Personally I would prefer to try fine silver wire inlayed into brass first, as an exercise, before I use precious metals such as Gold.
I hope this helps.
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2018 16:13:51 GMT -6 by riorita