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The Sideshow: Getting Underway

Drawings for the etching series are complete, and next up is cutting, polishing and prepping the copper plates for the acid bath.

 

Cutting the copper plate with ye ol' step shear.

Cutting the copper plate with ye ol’ step shear.

 

Polishing copper is a satisfying task when you start with a scummy sheet of copper and end with a shiny plate.

Polishing copper is a satisfying task when you start with a scummy sheet of copper and end with a shiny plate.

 

Applying an even layer of acid-resistant ground. It looks (but does not smell) like molasses.

Applying an even layer of acid-resistant ground. It looks (but does not smell) like molasses.

 

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