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Blackening Britannia metal
- by DocBlake On Apr 23, 2014 - 9:34 AM
I have come up with a good solution to the blackening Britannia metal problem. I first cleaned up the parts with a file. I then cleaned them by soaking in a 50:50 solution of water and muriatic acid (available at any hardware store) for 10 minutes. I then rinsed and put the parts in a full-strength Blacken-It solution for 10 minutes. This led to some crusty, oxidized parts. I cleaned these well with Q-tips and paper towels. Much of the blackening rubbed off with the cleaning, a problem...[Read More]
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Summary: The purpose: The shape of the V will determine the depth of the cut you intend to make, say you determine you want a deep cut within the letter, you will draw a squatty or short V at both ends of the centered line. Likewise should you decide on a shallow cut, the length of the V will be elongated, where-as the centered line will be shortened,. The depth of the cut is up to your taste. Just remember whatever you decide on has to be replicated to all the letters and numbers and kept as uniform as you can make them.
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An extra thick band of planking along the sides of the ship that strengthens the structure. They were about the same width as the hull planking but thicker and thus projected 3-4 inches beyond the planking on 16th and 17th century ships and 2-3 inches on 18th and 19th century ships. The top and bottom edges were slightly rounded off and attached to the frames before planking.   Or [View Entire Category]
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