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rockrat
03-13-2005, 01:16 PM
I have a project idea in which I would like to end up with a burnished brass appearance. (Knobs for a dresser) I had thought about etching it like I did for the brass plate project on my lathe.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//Forum1/HTML/007323.html
4th photo down.

But thats not quite the look that I want. What is the best way for a feller to do this? Is there a die that will etch the brass? Can I stain some clear coat and dip the brass? Any thoughts?

precisionworks
03-13-2005, 02:38 PM
Found this site with a bunch of different formulas:

http://www.coscosci.com/patinas/patinaformulas.htm

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Barry Milton

rockrat
03-14-2005, 06:45 PM
Thanks precisionworks, I will be making a visit to the lab at work now.
rock