I am thinking of trying to weld a Damascus billet tomorrow using kerosene as my flux. I have done some reading on the subject and I have a good understanding of what to do, I even understand (mostly) the chemistry involved but I am not sure if this is a fluxing method suitable for making welds by hand. Has any one used kerosene as flux in a hand welded billet? Obviously, I would take more than one welding heat, at least two because it will be a small billet. So there will be no re-fluxing as I go. Some of the things I read were people doing one heat welds on a big fat press so that got me to thinking if the kerosene would work for multiple welding heats?