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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Tanning
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 12:41:16 PM
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@antedeluvian: In ye olden times (and in 3rd world countries) tanning a hide to make leather used dung, urine, cow brains etc....

In Roman times they used the ammonia from unrine to wash clothes -- I heard about the cow brains for tanning -- I don't know if I have the stomach to try that on my brass. I'll check out that website you mention (how do you find this stuff?)

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Re: Not an Aggie joke
Max The Magnificent   8/28/2014 12:37:04 PM
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@betajet: The technique was called "animal patina"...

We could also call it a "bovine buff"

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In-Manure-Ata Poop-Mastication Engine
Wnderer   8/28/2014 10:35:40 AM
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@Max -- All I know is that I want something that looks old and interesting and has a patina that makes you want to say "Ooh, tasty!"

And using manure is the first thing that comes to mind? LOL

 

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Re: Steampunk
antedeluvian   8/28/2014 9:26:04 AM
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perl_geek

P.S. Is it unreasonable to expect that clicking on "Post a comment" at the top of the article, or "COMMENT" at the bottom might bring up this panel?

Neither seems to have any effect; the only way to enter a comment is by clickling on "Reply" in someone else's post.

I don't seem to have this problem although I have had similar problems in the past, and it was tied to the browser I was using. I maintain Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome on my desktop for just that reason. Currently IE seems to work fine.

 

What browser are you using?

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Re: Steampunk
zeeglen   8/28/2014 9:07:07 AM
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the only way to enter a comment is by clickling on "Reply" in someone else's post

You can click on "Post Message" at the bottom of any post, enter a new subject.


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Re: Steampunk
Rcurl   8/28/2014 8:59:48 AM
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@Perl_geek: P.S. Is it unreasonable to expect that clicking on "Post a comment" at the top of the article, or "COMMENT" at the bottom might bring up this panel?

Neither seems to have any effect; the only way to enter a comment is by clickling on "Reply" in someone else's post.

Thanks for mentioning that.  I had noticed the same thing, but I thought it was just me.

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Re: an Idea
prabhakar_deosthali   8/28/2014 5:00:14 AM
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The best way to age it could be just leaving it in your open backyard space for a couple of months - the atmospheric dust, sunlight , rain and the pollution of the vehicles will do the necessary.

 

How about attaching those brass plates on your car so as to face the car exhaust?

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Re: Steampunk
Sheetal.Pandey   8/28/2014 3:16:08 AM
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I can understand the smells you are talkign about. I do composting of kitchen waste at home so can figure out. Yes cow dung is extremely rich in so many minerals. Dried cowdung is used as fuel in many parts of India. Comingto the aging of brass, the pictures you have put looks like a piece of art. Where are you going to use them...I mean why would you age the brass.

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Steampunk
perl_geek   8/27/2014 4:32:38 PM
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This sounds like a problem the steampunk community and its suppliers must have faced regularly. It might be worth researching their results.

 

P.S. Is it unreasonable to expect that clicking on "Post a comment" at the top of the article, or "COMMENT" at the bottom might bring up this panel?

Neither seems to have any effect; the only way to enter a comment is by clickling on "Reply" in someone else's post.

antedeluvian
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More chemicals
antedeluvian   8/27/2014 2:57:37 PM
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Found this-

http://www.squidoo.com/oxidizecopperbrass

One of the options uses a product called "Black Max". Destiny!

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