New Pileated Woodpecker Design for Enameling

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Papart1 after the design is etched on copper in ferric chloride the enamels will be packed in the copper cavities left from the acid etch and fired in a kiln between 1400 and 1500 degrees
 

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not a quick process, but your love for this art is going to be breathtaking when completed. Thanks for taking the time to keep us informed........and of course with the finish piece I hope. paps
 

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ah.......do you escavate the depressions with nsk..........or power assist gravers please?
 

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Papaart1: Stoning the surface until enamels are level to the metal, wet and dry grits of sandpaper using water. After a final grit, a final flash fire will be executed in the kiln to restore the vibrancy of the enamels
 

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I can't wait for the finished bird. Someone is really going to love this beaut. Thanks again for the trip. paps
 

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