What is Timascus?

The video this week is one of my favorites yet my dudes! This week, in collaboration with the Waterjet channel, we made a ring out of Timascus. Timascus is a product sold by Alpha Knife Supply that is designed to be a titanium version of Damascus Steel. The manufacturing process for Timascus is a well-kept secret, but a simple explanation is that different titanium alloys are fused together using a secret process (personally I believe the process is similar to the Fusion Dance from Dragon Ball Z). The process allows patterns of different titanium alloys to be formed in the titanium composite. The composite can then be heat anodized (heated) and the different alloys will anodize at different rates and create different and interesting color patterns.


The first part of the video was filmed with the Waterjet channel and will be released sometime next week, so I don't want to spoil any of that wonderful feature. The making of the ring was actually fairly standard. The major difference on this ring was the fact that the ring needed to be heat anodized after making. While it was anodized at multiple points through the crafting process, the ring had to be anodized at the end because the machining process would remove any of the anodization. This turned out to be a really beautiful and unique ring that we are extremely proud of, and I think the videos that were made for it are some of our best. I hope you enjoyed it!


We've decided to sell the rings that can be made out of the remaining material. Be sure to check out the Timascus ring. We only have 5 in stock right now, so buy fast!


Be sure to follow Patrick Adair Designs on Instagram to be able to take advantage of our black Friday sales, and be on the watch out for the waterjet channel's video! 


  • Patrick McLaughlin

    Hello Patrick. Due to an accident I haven’t been turning for a long time. What Lathe do you like to use for your projects?

  • Patrick bowers

    I would really love a blue glow ring with tungsten carbide

  • Eden Haythorpe

    i really want to try and make a superconductor ring, but i cant find a rod of superconductor except for on https://www.coppercloudsc.com/store
    do you remember which one you got? or which one would be good for making a ring?

  • Jacob loveland

    I’m a Blacksmith by trade and love all things metal. I would love to get into this hobby as well. What metal lathe would you recommend for a beginner? Is it ok to buy a cheap $300 mini one off amazon? Or do you recommend saving up and spending a bit more on a bigger one? If you know of a great one to buy, please include a link if that’s not too much to ask. THANKS!!!

  • Mark

    Patrick, I ordered your ring mandrel set early last month and was wondering when they will be shipped? I haven’t received any response to emails I sent please respond to this.

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