Of course I forged it.
I have been playing with a form of acid etch. I used beeswax/sno-seal
as a resist, vinager as the acid and a 9 volt battery to speed the
process. I'm working on some form of mark for my knives. Initally i
tried just beeswax as the resist but found it sets up to hard to write
letters a size that won't be all out of proportion. Still looking for
the perfect mix, but somewhat more sno-seal than beeswax allows for
writting without pulling everything apart.
It sharpens beautifully.
Try cutting it with turps-
in the alternative, use regular intaglio etching resist- it's asphaltum, and
will take really good detail.
Try that yellow etching mordant from Radio Shack- real cheap, very forgiving
and easily neutralized and 'stopped'.
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