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Old 04-13-2017, 09:45 PM   #11
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The baking soda is used after submersing in the acid bath. Carding is done after boiling and before the acid bath.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:21 PM   #12
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The baking soda is used after submersing in the acid bath. Carding is done after boiling and before the acid bath.
I believe it is both. In Flanigan's tutorial, the converted black oxide soot is carded dry, and then there is wet and gentle carding with the baking soda slurry to help remove what the etchant attacks. Regardless of the tutorial, I'm going with the consensus of using steel wool for any stage of carding.
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All done with my first set. Dale Edmonds was kind enough to discuss the finer points with me, which was very generous of him.
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Looks good. Hard to tell from the photos, but watch your carding in the hard to reach places. The cracks of the ribs look awfully dark. Could just be the photo.
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Looks good. Hard to tell from the photos, but watch your carding in the hard to reach places. The cracks of the ribs look awfully dark. Could just be the photo.
Thank you. Yes, hard to get to, and I'm not set up well for taking photographs, so it's likely both. I could have etched another time or two for more contrast, but I decided to let it be. When I find some more material, I'll test out some more techniques and focus on those trouble areas.
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Great work!!
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looks really good to me...charlie
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