New Antique Brass Box

Introduction: New Antique Brass Box

About: https://www.youtube.com/dustinpenner1

I was at an antique store when i can across a bunch of really cool old metal boxes. I wanted to see if i could replicate them. I don't have many metal working tools so i had to improvise and come up with a few work arounds. I wanted the boxed to look old so my lack of tools and skills helped the overall look. The trick to antiquing the metal is salt and ammonia vapor... SCIENCE!!. The salt will create beautiful blues and the ammonia vapor with tarnish the rest. It works on brass and copper, it might work on aluminum, I haven't tried it. Check out the video and the video description for more detais

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Explore Science Contest

Participated in the
Explore Science Contest

Small Spaces Contest

Participated in the
Small Spaces Contest

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest
    • Silly Hats Speed Challenge

      Silly Hats Speed Challenge
    • Finish It Already Speed Challenge

      Finish It Already Speed Challenge

    Discussions