I had this idea...anyone know if it would actually work? I want to
inlay an 18K monogram into a Lapis bufftop. I know Lapis reacts to
acid. With an appropriate mask could I etch the recess away with
acid? Could I get a fine enough edge? I would think a depth of
15-20 thousandths would be good enough.
With the appropriate mask, you would probably have better luck
sandblasting the design into the stone. This would be a much more
controlled process than the acid, and you could control the depth of
cut with the appropriate media. The trick is getting a stencil cut at
the size you need and finding the appropriate media.....
If you dont have a blaster already, try these guys....
They have a disposable sand etch kit for little money that might
work for you, they do carry stencil material as well...