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A bit of nail polish, a container of salt water, a 9V battery, a Q-tip, and some alligator leads. That’s pretty much it. Easy, inexpensive process from Instructables user lasersage appears to give impressive results.

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. dsz123 says:

    A suggestion for the blog editors: please add a bit more content to posts like this (or make it much clearer in the photographs) so I don’t have to click through to find out what electro-etching is, and why I might want to do it.

  2. dsz123 says:

    A suggestion for the blog editors: add just a little more content to posts like this so I don’t have to click through to Instructables just to find out what electro-etching is. A new way to sharpen a knife? A decoration technique? A way to remove rust? Just one more sentence saying “Electro-etching is a process that creates texture differences on metal surfaces for decoration,” would be perfect.

    Alternately, choosing clearer pictures (showing the results) would work just fine, too.

  3. dsz123 says:

    A suggestion for the blog editors: add just a little more content to posts like this so I don’t have to click through to Instructables just to find out what electro-etching is. A new way to sharpen a knife? A decoration technique? A way to remove rust? Just one more sentence saying “Electro-etching is a process that creates texture differences on metal surfaces for decoration,” would be perfect.

    Alternately, choosing clearer pictures (showing the results) would work just fine, too.

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