Etching Steel

I cut a few slabs of O1 steel to be kanabans.  Since diamond grit will inbed itself into the steel, I want to label each plate seperately in a clear and permanent way.

So I am trying a few experiments.  First off, I have sprayed enamel on them.  I plant to scratch through the enamel and then soak the plates in vinegar.  I have not yet tried etching this way so it promises to be a learning experience.

I will give more data as it progresses.


1 comment to Etching Steel

  • rfrancis

    Good to have the information.
    Phew, you were sailing close to the “Wisdom of the Hands” line of irrelevance.

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