Thanks for taking the time to respond to my plea for help. Yours is the
second and, like the first, I will follow up on it. I had originally
thought to chemically etch the piece – and will certainly try. The first
respondent to my plea suggested three issues of Lapidary Journal, which I
managed to track down last night in a reference library about 30 miles
away. It’s just a matter of time until I get to have a look at the
relevant articles in the magazines.
I will have a look at the http://www.photoabrasivesystem.com site that you
suggest. As it turns out, I do have a sandblaster, and have had it for
nearly 20 years. I wouldn’t be without it. It’s a heckuva versatile piece
of equipment, from etching metal to blasting designs in glass panels and
even cleaning up parts of my family’s aging cars.
So, thanks again for taking the time to respond. Your help is appreciated
and I only hope that some day I can respond in kind.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada