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Electrolytic Etching of Sterling


#1

I’m in the process of etching some sterling silver and would like to
avoid the posonous fumes from etching with nitric acid i woulsd like
ro do it with an electrolytic process.

I have experimented a little using sulphuric acid as the electrolytic
bath, but am not very satisfied with the result.

Is there anyone out there in Orchid-land who have any experience?

Merry Christmas from Denmark, where we just two nights ago had the
first frost and not a single sign of snow.

Niels L�vschal
@L_F8vschal


#2

Niels,

The answer is ferric nitrate. Search the archives for Article 00735,
Silver etching alternatives.

Christine, in Littleton, Massachusetts, USA, where it is sunny, snowy
and cold.


#3

Niels,

I’m also doing some silver etching. There is some in the
1998 orchid archives. Do a search on ferric nitrate. I had good results
with 12 volts DC. The positive is connected to the piece. The negative
can be connected to a piece of stainless steel or titanium.

Timothy A. Hansen

TAH Handcrafted Jewelry
web-site: www.home.earthlink.net/~tahhandcraft
e-mail: @Timothy_A_Hansen


#4

The answer is ferric nitrate. Search the archives for Article 00735,
Silver etching alternatives.

Christine,

I looked for this article every way that I could and cannot find it
:frowning: Can you give some more specifics about its location - month and
year of posting, for example?