Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A plan for the future

I was talking with a friend of mine recently, and discovered that her father is a lithographer, and, as such, does copper etchings. She said that he did acid etches, which piqued my interest, so I have done a little research, and come up with this. It's called the 'Edinburgh Etch', and uses Ferric Chloride as the 'acid'. I say 'acid' because it is actually a salt, not an acid. Anyway, I shudder to say it, but...Dick Smith...sell bottles of Ferric Chloride, so I shall purchase some, and start tinkering.

On a different note, a package came from A&E Metal today, containing a sheet of 1mm brass, and a sheet of 0.5mm nickel silver (which actually contains no silver), and some brooch backs. I intend to try and electroplate the nickel silver onto brass and copper. But we shall see.


  1. Beas dad? Hes cool :) You should meet him .

  2. Yep. I would love to meet him.

  3. Frazer, your blog is pointless and irrelevant >:(

  4. Anonymous, you're a bastard. If you hav nothing positive to say, then get lost.

  5. Anonymous(the first one), if that is your real name, you are quite clearly mistaken. My blog is neither pointless, nor irrelevant. Its point is to communicate my experiences to people who are interested, and it is relevant to those people, and to the technology and practice of electrolytic etching. If you feel the need to criticise me for your own inabilty to apply the knowledge that I have gained, then at least make an effort to give it further justification than an unhappy emoticon. Failing that, criticise me in some way that doesn't make you look like a narrow-minded and malicious fool.

    Thank you.

    I will direct you to this,
    which accurately summarises my opinion of people who comment with no real reason.