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#1

Will someone please help me or point me in the right direction?
I have seen small leaves, pinecones and othe natural materials
that have “been covered with a layer of copper and then coated
with gold”. Does anyone know the process used to accomplish this
and if so, would you tell me where I can get this ?

Thank you so much for any light you can shed on this subject for me.

Best Regards, Ruth


#2

Will someone please help me or point me in the right direction? I
have seen small leaves, pinecones and othe natural materials that
have “been covered with a layer of copper and then coated with
gold”. Does anyone know the process used to accomplish this and
if so, would you tell me where I can get this ?

Thank you so much for any light you can shed on this subject for me.

Best Regards, Ruth


#3

Will someone please help me or point me in the right direction? I
have seen small leaves, pinecones and othe natural materials that
have “been covered with a layer of copper and then coated with
gold”. Does anyone know the process used to accomplish this and
if so, would you tell me where I can get this ?

what you are seeing is electroplating onto non-conductive items.
one product is midas conductive paint and paint thinner. try page
190 of 95 rio grand catalog. product: 335-069 ;335-073, note:
shipping restrictions i.e. higher cost to ship rio grande no.
1-800-545-6566; usa 505-821-7620,fax505-821-5529. basicly you are
coating the item then plating as normal. good luck .

michael railey


#4

Will someone please help me or point me in the right direction? I
have seen small leaves, pinecones and othe natural materials that
have “been covered with a layer of copper and then coated with
gold”. Does anyone know the process used to accomplish this and
if so, would you tell me where I can get this ?

Ruth,

You could try the following lists, sepecially the ArtMetal list
and get into the archive. There was a long discussion about
electroplating and electroforming on the list recently, sources,
how to’s, whys etc. Hope this helps.

John

What you need to do is send the computer a message (don’t send it to
the email list–see address below). What I do is put the message in
for subject, and also in the body of the letter. The message should be
the only thing in the letter–remove your signature.

Here’s the computerese:

index [archive | path-to-archive] [/password] [-all]

Get a list of files in the selected archive, or the master archive if
no archive was specified. If an archive is private, you have to
provide its password as well.

get <archive | path-to-archive> [/password] [parts]

Get the requested file from the specified archive. Files are usually
split in parts locally, and in such a case you will receive the file
in multiple email messages – an ‘index’ request tells you how many
parts the file has been split into, and their sizes; if you need to
obtain certain parts, specify them as optional arguments. If an
archive is private, you have to provide its password as well.

Here’s an example which I actually used (and it worked):

get theforge log9608

log9608 means the digest for August, 1996. Be careful not to put a
space between log and 9608.

Here is (I think) what you want to send:

get ARTMETAL log9608

except that you will need to figure out which log you want. You do
that with the index command, like this:

index ARTMETAL -all

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Don’t send these to the email list; use a different address:

listproc@wugate.wustl.edu

Be careful with the spelling; you’re corresponding with a computer
with zero imagination. If it doesn’t work, write me.

John Dach and Cynthia Thomas
Maiden Metals
a div. of Peaches please and onions bring tears,
MidLife Crisis Enterprises yet the peach is the one with the pit.
PO BX 44 Philo, CA 95466 707-895-2635(phone/fax) @John_Cynthia_MidLife