Electrical Etching Using Salt Water

In this video, Professor John Ahr of the Online Jewelry Academy demonstrates a safe, simple way to etch copper using salt water and electricity. You won't believe how easy this is.

In this first video of a three part series, you'll learn the basics of salt water etching. Tips on how to refine the process are given in the second and third video of the series.

The most commonly asked question from viewers is "will this work on metals other than copper?" The answer is a definite yes. However, the process works best with copper if you are looking to achieve a deep etch.

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