I am attempting to construct several sugar casters for various
holiday gifts- I will be electro-etching the designs and piercing on
the outer visible surfaces and have a question about mechanical
process- (data for the plates etched- 18 ga for the spoon bowl and
the cover with the design).
I am trying to prevent the distortion of the design and as well
economize my efforts. My thought process is that to etch, drill and
then dish/dome the caster would be a more efficient process- but
would the dapping process distort the design and warp the previously
drilled holes or cause the thinner etched design borders to
split/stretch? (All plates to be etched are at dead soft prior to
Thanks ahead of time for the advice!