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Two Whistles [message #57516] Mon, 26 November 2012 21:53 UTC Go to next message
avatar MichaelMueller is currently online MichaelMueller
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Hi,

I've made two more whistles ...
The "Whistle of the Dead" is printed in stainless steel but for the Fox Whistle, I've tried silver glossy ... it's smooth and shiny! Smile
I've blackened it with bleach to get more contrast.
http://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_770937_672250_1353965111.jpghttp://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/674x501_736997_672313_1353966086.jpg

[Updated on: Mon, 26 November 2012 21:55 UTC]


Michael Mueller
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Re: Two Whistles [message #57525 is a reply to message #57516 ] Tue, 27 November 2012 01:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bvr  is currently offline bvr
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Those are both great!
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Re: Two Whistles [message #57544 is a reply to message #57516 ] Tue, 27 November 2012 12:20 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar AM3D  is currently offline AM3D
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They both look great! I didn't know you could blacken silver with bleach, that sounds interesting. Did you soak? Or rub on then off? I'd like to know your process if you don't mind sharing. Razz
Re: Two Whistles [message #57546 is a reply to message #57544 ] Tue, 27 November 2012 14:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MichaelMueller is currently online MichaelMueller
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Thank you!
Using bleach is pretty simple. Just put the silver in a glass full of it and wait till it gets black. Wink I'm sure there are already a few threads about this here.
After that, I've polished it and the engraved parts stay dark.
There are a lot of ways to make it oxidize, like liver of sulphur, hard boiled eggs or electrolysis. I like it via bleach most cause it is easy to use and gets nice results. Smile
Michael


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Re: Two Whistles [message #57554 is a reply to message #57546 ] Tue, 27 November 2012 15:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for explaining Michael, I'll have to give that a try sometime. Smile
Re: Two Whistles [message #57581 is a reply to message #57554 ] Wed, 28 November 2012 02:27 UTC Go to previous message
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I love the fox whistle. The bleach actually gave it a nice patina and you did a great job with the polishing. If you wanted to go in to the recesses a little bit where the make lines are semi visible still, try a brass brush. That might give a softer effect.

Random note, if you do patina something make sure to give it a spray with some type of fixative to keep the patina from wearing off. A lot of guides miss that.

I wanna see these in action!

[Updated on: Wed, 28 November 2012 02:29 UTC]


 
   
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