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Re: Doo-doo wins!!
Max The Magnificent   9/2/2014 12:12:25 PM
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@kfield: I think he should send the poop to you instead

Such is the story of my life :-)

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Max The Magnificent   9/2/2014 12:11:37 PM
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@ccalvin: And, by the way, BRASS IS BACK, in a big way. [...] Just ask Martha Stewart.

I keep on trying to bring it up everry time I see her, but she keeps waffling on about cookies and curtains and stuff :-)

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Max The Magnificent   9/2/2014 12:10:15 PM
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@ccalvin: My wife provided this response...

Very interesting -- thanks for sharing (does your wife want a job aging my brass panels? LOL)

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Re: Doo-doo wins!!
kfield   8/31/2014 10:49:00 AM
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@maxthemagnificent "And since you have such ready access to the stuff, if I decide to go that route I will send you my brass panels along with detailed instructions on how I wish you to age them LOL"

 

Ah, I think he should send the poop to you instead!!! LOL

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Re: Doo-doo wins!!
Garcia-Lasheras   8/30/2014 6:39:05 PM
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 No, the bulls from my father's farm are "just for beef" -- this is the only kind of bull I like, despite the fact I'm from Pamplona  ;-) 

 

 

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Steam Punk Patina
ccalvin   8/29/2014 10:55:41 PM
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I sent the cow/horse poop suggestion to my son (potential steam punker) and wife (former (perhaps perpetually) farm girl).  My wife provided this response:

Fast-tracking patina for
brass:  (from Mom)

Left on its own without any intervention, unlacquered brass will begin to
darken in about a month and will continue to take on a deeper patina with age
and use.  (Look up the next time you are seated at our dining room
table.)  To accelerate this process, placing the items in HOT water will
speed up the oxidation.  Another trick is to place an open can of
traditional latex paint next to the unlacquered brass item in an enclosed area
for at least 24 hours.  The fumes from the paint will quicken the patination
process.


And, by the way, BRASS IS BACK, in a big way.  The appetite for nickel and
chrome is at the saturation point.  Just ask Martha Stewart.







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Re: Doo-doo wins!!
antedeluvian   8/29/2014 12:06:30 PM
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javi

my father at his bulls farm!!

As i recall, you live in Pamplona. And your father raises bulls. Is it too much of a leap to ask if your father raises the bulls for Pamplona's famous event?

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Max The Magnificent   8/29/2014 10:21:02 AM
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@Wnderer: I think the 'tasty' you are looking for might be better achieved by etching a border design before applying a patina.

Like the Steampunk Synthesizer below you mean? I agree -- it looks awesome -- if only I had the skill...



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Etching Brass
Wnderer   8/29/2014 10:15:11 AM
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I think the 'tasty' you are looking for might be better achieved by etching a border design before applying a patina. There's some how to out there if you google it.


There's this darkmagnet site that seems to be doing similar stuff to what you doing. You're not allowing links so google "darkmagnet wordpress".

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Re: Doo-doo wins!!
Max The Magnificent   8/29/2014 9:39:07 AM
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@Garcia: This makes me suppose that the horse "doo-doo" wins in your aging brass experiment because contains a higher amount of ammonium and other chemical substances.

I think you are right -- and since you have such ready access to the stuff, if I decide to go that route I will send you my brass panels along with detailed instructions on how I wish you to age them LOL

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