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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 905 days ago 4830 reads 29 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most all of my projects Have my brand on it in one place or another. Now, I don’t have a branding iron. But what I do have is a way of Chemically etching Brass plates with my logo on it. Here Is an example of one

Now using the method I am going to show you, you can easily create custom plates as well for your projects. Not just logos but even plaques and signs.. Here are a few examples

Here is how you can make an etched brass plate of your own….Now the first 2 videos are older showing how I make my logo by and how to etch brass. The 3rd video shows a little more detail and how you can etch a Negative image plate… to make a decorative sign or plaque….Enjoy

For more of my videos you can subscribe to my youtube channel or watch them by going to http://www.youtube.com/user/flatiger4u

How to etch a Negative image to make a plaque or sign

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com



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kaschimer

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#1 posted 904 days ago

Thank you for posting these. A very good, clear set of instructions for etching brass. Makes me want to go try it today!

-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown

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WoodJediNTraining

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#2 posted 904 days ago

Kaschimer – give it a try… a few simple things is all you need. brass, iron, your image, and some of radio shacks etching solution (they call it PCB Etching) Ferric Chloride is the main ingridient and some gloves…. if you follow the instructions you should have no problems…

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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#3 posted 904 days ago

Thanks for posting this, I will definitely be trying this out.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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WoodJediNTraining

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#4 posted 904 days ago

YOu are welcome Tim… If you have any questions when you give it a try…just ask.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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#5 posted 904 days ago

Cool stuff!!!
Thanks for taking the time and effort to document the ‘How To’

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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WoodJediNTraining

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#6 posted 904 days ago

You are very welcome twokidsnosleep, hopefully it is helpful if you or anyone decides to give it a try..

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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chopnhack

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#7 posted 899 days ago

Cool video. What do you do with the used etching solution? I know in the second video you mention storing it to reuse a few times, but how do you dispose of it after that?

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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WoodJediNTraining

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#8 posted 899 days ago

chopnhack – The way I dispose of the used Ferric Cloride or PCB Etching Solution is by using Sodium Carbonate (washing Soda) it can be purchased on ebay as well as amazon and other places. first and formost, the etching solution must not be put down the drain because of residual brass or copper ions left in it. To make it safe for disposal, you can add sodium carbonate (washing soda) or sodium hydroxide to it to neutralize it, Allow the sludge to settle, pour off the liquid, further dilute the liquid with water and then it can be poured down the drain. Collect the sludge in plastic bags and dispose of it as required by your local waste authority.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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chopnhack

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#9 posted 899 days ago

Good to know Lan, especially down here, junk in the water affects everything so quickly.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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WoodJediNTraining

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#10 posted 899 days ago

Chopnhack, if you do not wish to pour any diluted liquid in th drain. you can simply add enough sodium carbonate to solidify the solution. Once solidified you can collect it in a plastic bag and dispose of it as required by your local waste authority.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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#11 posted 899 days ago

That’s great thanks for sharing these techniques.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WoodJediNTraining

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#12 posted 899 days ago

You are welcome Jim. Im happy to share !! :O)

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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