Hey folks! So I am embarking into the sea of forge-welding and damascus. I have looked up a bunch about it so I hope the questions I still have aren't ones you have seen 5463 times. So I am doing the good ol' 1084/15n20 mix and thinking I am just going to start with random pattern or twist. The steel is Aldo's; 1084 is .125 thick and the 15n20 is .095 alternately stacked to 21 layers mig welded together. Cut and restacked 4-5 times. This will all be done with a hammer and hopefully a striker. Questions: I will be using 20 mule borax for flux. I have itc-100 in my forge. What should I expect for flux damage? Because I am using flux, when I cut and restack do I need to mig weld a bead across the whole joint or can I just go from top to bottom? I got a liter of ferric chloride, how much distilled water should I mix? For neutralizing the acid, can I just mix some baking soda with water? I feel like I heard that somewhere but can clearly remember. I know I had some more questions, hopefully I will remember them presently. As always, any other tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.