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Old 10-12-2004, 10:25 AM
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Question Mother of Pearl

Hi,

I'm getting ready to make a gents carry knife with MOP and while I can get white at a good thickness, gold and black lipped are just a bit thin for what I need. Now I've lifted gold lipped with black spacers and this makes for a good contrast between the gold of the pearl and the silver of the blade, but how would I raise the black lipped?

Thanks for your time,
Jim
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Old 11-20-2004, 02:56 PM
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Hi,

I'm getting ready to make a gents carry knife with MOP and while I can get white at a good thickness, gold and black lipped are just a bit thin for what I need. Now I've lifted gold lipped with black spacers and this makes for a good contrast between the gold of the pearl and the silver of the blade, but how would I raise the black lipped?

Thanks for your time,
Jim
Same way Jim, use black spacer.

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Old 11-20-2004, 04:35 PM
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You could also try thin metal sheet (brass, copper or nickel silver) to use as a spacer.
Just another option to try.
I used some thin copper sheet as spacer behind some nephrite jade on a couple DDR3's I made, and the contrast looked pretty cool.
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:03 AM
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Thanks guys,

I ended up going with white, black just wasn't in the budget this time.

Jim
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