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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Brass Doodie
Max The Magnificent   9/19/2014 10:34:43 AM
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@clarke: I'm shooting for late October, but I'll follow-up with you via email as soon as I can lock something down.

I'd better start cleaning up my office!

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Re: Brass Doodie
ClarkeMonroe   9/18/2014 9:16:20 PM
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That'd be great!  I'm shooting for late October, but I'll follow-up with you via email as soon as I can lock something down.

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Re: Brass Doodie
Max The Magnificent   9/15/2014 9:54:54 AM
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@Clarke: ...but I actually might be making my way to Huntsville, AL before the next ESC.

Cool beans -- you'll have to come and visit me at my office and then we could go out for lunch -- when do you think you might be coming over here?

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Re: Brass Doodie
ClarkeMonroe   9/15/2014 8:18:18 AM
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I didn't realize (but should have known) that you already had a piece weathering naturally for comparison.  I'm interested to see this process and I'll bet that book mentioned earlier will be a big help.

I'd love to see them in person, but I actually might be making my way to Huntsville, AL before the next ESC.  Which might save you from having to explain how you aged the brass to the TSA. :)

Also I'm not certain I'll be able to make it to ESC again this year but I'm hopeful!

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Re: Brass Doodie
ClarkeMonroe   9/15/2014 8:05:07 AM
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Oh please no!  If that comes to the house and my wife opens it I think you'll find that I will have aged more impressively than the brass.

Perhaps I should take a picture of myself as a control.  :)

 

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Re: Brass Doodie
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2014 9:51:42 AM
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@Clarke: I'd love to see a couple of brass pieces for comparison.

I'm trying different techniques and keeping all of the results -- I have a piece on the roof of my office building as we speak -- it's been up there for a week now in the sun & rain with a dash of polution -- I need to go up there ant photograph it -- I plan on doing that week by week so we can see how it evolves -- bujt it's drizzling at the moment and the ladder on the side of the building is dangerous enough as it is .. so I'll wait a bit :-)

If you are really interested, I could bring out all of my test pieces to ESC Silicon Valley next year...

 

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Re: Brass Doodie
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2014 9:48:41 AM
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@Clarke: Next time I think we could really use a picture of you working with the cans of poo.

I have a can in the post to you so you don;t have to imagine what it's like LOL

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Brass Doodie
ClarkeMonroe   9/11/2014 10:38:24 PM
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Next time I think we could really use a picture of you working with the cans of poo.  You know, just to set the scene. ;)

I have absolutely no experience with aging metals but I'd love to see a couple of brass pieces for comparison.  I'm thinking an untarnished brass piece and a naturally aged brass piece (weathered outside) alongside the new brass pieces as you try new methods.

As always, looking forward to seeing the next step!

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Re: Patina book
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2014 12:18:27 PM
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@jchrisj: I just found a book in a local bookstore called: "Patina: 300+ coloration effects for Jewlers and Metalsmiths" by Matthew Runfola.

OMG! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just ordered a copy -- now I must perform my happy dance!

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Patina book
jchrisj   9/4/2014 8:59:33 AM
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I just found a book in a local bookstore called:

"Patina: 300+ coloration effects for Jewlers and Metalsmiths" by Matthew Runfola.

It looks like it just came out in February of this year. I found it on the shelf at a Books-A-Million but it is available on Amazon.

It is organized by metal (Brass, copper, silver, etc.) and contains page after page of pictures of metal samples and a description of the treatment that was used to get the effect you see.

The pictures can't give you as accurate a look at the effects as having a physical sample but you could find a few that you like and test them yourself.

 

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