Re: Where can I buy polished plates?

From: Jon Danforth ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/19/04-05:27:52 AM Z
Message-id: <001501c46d83$6e7fd030$6501a8c0@Hualon>


What plate thickness are you using? How are you silver-plating?

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Marc Gommé
  Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 3:06 AM
  Subject: RE: Where can I buy polished plates?


  I am testing the process of making daguerreotypes
  I use an electric buffer to polish copper-sheets myself. For a plate of 4x5inch it takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
  When I ask to cut my plates in the factory ... I insist to be very carefull because I do not want scratches on them ...

  Marc (Belgium)

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    Verzonden: maandag 19 juli 2004 4:40
    Onderwerp: Re: Where can I buy polished plates?

    I don't know how high a degree of polish you need for your Polaroid transfers but you might find that the copper from a roofing supplier used for flashing may be sufficient and would be relatively reasonable for larger pieces. Since this is a relatively malleable metal you could probably also polish it further with a power buffer or a buffer wheel on an electric drill. Just some alternative thoughts to the art supply sources.


Received on Mon Jul 19 05:29:34 2004

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