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How to make new brass hardware look old by fuming with ammonia.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 8

How to get started in "repousse". Use sheet brass to do embossing or brass tooling. Basic techniques for punching and raising the reverse side of a brass sheet to form an embossed relief.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1982 (v.13#10) pg. 38, 67

Tip on how to make shiny, new brass hinges look old.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #378 May 1997 (v.47#5) pg. 14

Homemade hardware. Turning scrap metal into hinges, hooks and grilles. Emphasis is on working with brass and copper.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 66

Making your own hand-worked brass hardware. Patterns for (1) tulip-finial hinge, (2) door catch, (3) knife hinges, (4) full-flap hinges, and (5) cam lock.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 65

Modifying drill bits for drilling soft metals such as brass.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 10

Reviving period hardware. Hints for restoring brass hardware found on antique furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 70

How to age new brass hardware to give it that "English bronze" look.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 20
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 4

Tip on darkening the finish on brass hardware using household ammonia.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 18
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 14

Reticulation in jewelry. How to texture the surface of a sheet of brass using a torch.
GEMS & MINERALS #496 Feb 1979 pg. 41

Tip on aging (darkening) bright brass hardware using a premixed antiquing solution.
HOME FURNITURE #9 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 15

How to remove plating from old brass bathroom fittings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1978 (v.6#1) pg. 5

Tip on simulating brass plating on metal hardware using a gold paint.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.20#3) pg. 28

A touch of brass. Fabricate custom brass hardware (hinges, drawer pulls, hasps, etc.) for your next woodworking project.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 82

Information on how to machine, grind, drill, spin and chemically mill brass.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1970 (v.197#6) pg. 92

Silver brazing. Part 3. Repair of stress-corrosion cracking of brass.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #173 Dec 1990 (v.15#5) pg. 21

Turn ordinary fruit into "golden" apples by applying brass-leaf to the outside.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1984 (v.48#2) pg. 85, 134

Working with thin brass sheeting. Tips on cutting, drilling, and polishing.
WOODSMITH #126 Dec 1999 (v.21) pg. 24

Brass inlay and brass-covered molding. Add a touch of elegance to furniture through the use of brass decoration.
WOODWORK #17 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 42

How to "age" brass fittings with ammonia.
WOODWORKER Sep 1987 (v.91#9) pg. 800

How to make your own simple brass hardware. Patterns for a drawer plate, key plate and hinges included.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 68