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  • Lori O'Ferell

    Hmmm... may have to try this someday... Etching Brass and Copper. Materials needed: - Ferric Chloride Solution for etching (Radio Shack) - Gloves, safety glasses, apron - Glass or plastic dish to hold etching solution - Dish for water/baking soda rinse - Clear packing tape - Sharpie markers, or other resist copper or brass to etch - Green scotchbrite pad for cleaning copper

  • Hastings Sanderson

    etsy metal: Etching Brass and Copper Simple etched copper pendants with Sharpie marker resist

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etched-stamped-metal - like the instructions - clearly written, and I learned a few new tips, like using the styrofoam to float it, and that nickel silver can be etched because of the copper content.

I've never etched using Radio Shacks solution for circut boards but it seems to leave more texture than when you do it with Nitric acid. Could be an interesting texture and pry less dangerous chemical in the end.

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Idea: Like this idea of cutting out edge and folding up - could drill hole in the tab for hanging

Etching tutorial - mentions cutting copper or brass tubing into bead length pieces, then etching to make custom brass and copper beads. Very cool!

etching-chemicals Ferric chloride for safely etching copper, brass and nickel silver.

Metal etching tutorial. This is cool. Say it with me...I DO NOT need another hobby. I DO NOT need another hobby...