Sunday, March 4, 2018

Copper Plating Nonmetallic Items

As promised here is another interesting article from "The Giant Book Of Metalworking Projects". Did you know you can copperplate nonmetallic objects? Home diy'ers have been doing it for a long time, it is relatively simple. Copper sulfate and sulfuric acid are easily sourced and with care relatively safe. It's been said many times before, but I will say it again here, when mixing acid and water always slowly add the acid to the water, never the other way around.

Preserving baby shoes for posterity by copper plating has always been appealing to me, you can do this and many other things as pictured in the article.

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These pictures would have looked much more spectacular in full color, unfortunately I don't think Tab ever published a full color book, lol.