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[195] A Method of Patinating Brass Alloys Using Contact Plating
This procedure should be undertaken with appropriate precautions; goggles, gloves, protective clothing, adequate ventilation. Recently I have been presented with the problems of repairing or changing the color of Indian made polished brass objects, usually to brown or grey tones. In one case the object was a Shiva which was about three feet high and across.... (1990)
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[69] A method of patinating steel
As part of a large scale patination project in which I patinated a steel roof surface 24 by 48 feet on both sides I performed some 40 experiments to find out how to patinate the steel which was a requirement for structural reasons. In doing so I also experimented with paint.... (1990)
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[164] A selected Jewelry / Metals Bibliography
A selected bibliography list for the jeweler - Metal working, Casting, Plating, Enamelling ,Gem Cutting, Setting, Engraving and Etching, Other Techniques, Jewelry Repairs and A Selected Bibliography for Materials Science for Goldsmiths - Over 100 listings.... (1997)
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[68] An example of a paper die: after David Walker's version
The annealed metal is placed in a sandwich between soft 'pusher' paper and a hard paper which will serve as a monoprint paper die to emboss the metal sheet. The metal may be pre-polished.... (1990)
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[38] An investment procedure for lost wax casting
Clean, fresh investment, water and investment at room temperature, de-ionized or distilled water or water that has been sitting overnight. Follow the proportions suggested by the investment manufacturer. Usually 40cc of water to 100 grams of investment is good. Use a dust filter mask and gloves. Time yourself. Remember: 'Well begun is half done'.... (1990)
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