|©2016 Barry Smith - Outline of a leaf (about 15cm long)|
An etch using our 1.2m long etching bath (aka timber frame and black plastic) can be done alone; but Fiona and I prefer to do it as a two person job - both from a getting it right, safety and handling perspective.
A couple of photos of the etching bath and making the etching solution - copper sulphate and salt.
|©2016 Fiona Dempster - Adding the copper sulphate - nice blue|
|©2016 Fiona Dempster - Adding the salt - bit of a reaction and change of colour|
|©2016 Fiona Dempster - Contrast of clean and uncleaned etched plates|
|©2016 Fiona Dempster- Copper rises to the surface - you can make out the resist shapes|
|©2016 Fiona Dempster - Copper rises to the surface - you can make out the resist shapes|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Three 1.05m panels - etched|
|©2016 Barry Smith- Detail of etched panels|
|©2016 Barry Smith- Solid etched leaf|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Etched panel for horizontal 'post'- seat|
|©2016 Barry Smith - Etched plate for top of large post and a few extra bits|