new etching plates

Working on some new etching plates. I got a nibbler which is wonderful! It makes it fairly easy to cut the plates into the shapes. So much easier than a jewelry saw! Here are pics of the plates I have been working on.

 

Another new plate I shaped. This time I had been control.

Another new plate I shaped. This time I had better control.

Large plate, its ready for the acid.

This large plate, its ready for the acid.

Here is the plate after I removed the ground! Looks great!

Here is the plate after I removed the ground! Looks great!

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This is the first plate I cut with the new nibbler. The nibbler is in the pic too.

This is the first plate I cut with the new nibbler. The nibbler is in the pic too.

Ready for the acid bath

Ready for the acid bath