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(This post was last modified: 04-23-2018, 06:16 PM by TheHunter.)
I wanted to share a few pictures of a Charcoal Goods Copper Twin Helix Handle that I tried to force a patina on using a homemade fume chamber. I wanted to start with just a Handle in case I didn’t like how it turned out, and if that was the case I could just polish it back up. I made a fume chamber using a plastic Tupperware that I punched holes on each side of, and then ran a few metal wires through that I could set the handle on. I wadded up a few paper towels and placed them in the bottom of the Tupperware below the wires and dampened them with Ammonia. I then wet the Handle with water and sprinkled with salt, and set the Handle on the wires and placed the lid on the Tupperware to seal the fume chamber. I’ve never tried this before and was really surprised at how quickly the change took place. I’m planning on doing the same thing to a Charcoal Goods Copper Baseplate and Cap, and then sealing them with Renaissance Wax. I love Brian’s work, and his Razors are some of the best shavers in my Den. Thanks for looking!
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Nice! I did the same thing with my bronze Timeless Razor. Though I didn't use straight ammonia; that will darken up the metal and speed the verdigris formation considerably. I used Windex; it's weaker and I could let it sit overnight.
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Gilbert, AZ, USA
(04-23-2018, 06:29 PM)BoarderPhreak Wrote: Nice!  I did the same thing with my bronze Timeless Razor.  Though I didn't use straight ammonia; that will darken up the metal and speed the verdigris formation considerably.  I used Windex; it's weaker and I could let it sit overnight.

I love how your Timeless turned out! Your post on this and a post I saw on TSN of a gentleman’s CG Copper Handle made me want to try it myself. I was going to try to knock down the patina on mine so that the Copper would peek through more, but if that doesn’t work I’ll definitely try your Windex tip.
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(04-23-2018, 06:42 PM)TheHunter Wrote: I love how your Timeless turned out! Your post on this and a post I saw on TSN of a gentleman’s CG Copper Handle made me want to try it myself. I was going to try to knock down the patina on mine so that the Copper would peek through more, but if that doesn’t work I’ll definitely try your Windex tip.

Thanks! I've seen someone just use ammonia fuming alone to turn a Timeless near black. But like you, I wanted something different.

The top scallops are wearing away on the high parts from stubble rubbing... As is the handle, to a lesser degree, from handling. You could speed up the process with careful polishing.

Make sure you apply some wax to everything when you're done... I applied two coats of caranuba.
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Spain
When we want some dark patina in silver we use bleach. I heard also works on copper but never tried.


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