Smieglitz, thanks for the added information on the process and why not to dip. I plan to send off for Coffer's set tomorrow. Also, thanks for the plate on Daniel (another apuger's work I enjoy). It was interesting to hear about the variables with the salts. I'll also admit that I'm not exactly concerned with period accuracy, but rather I'd like to explore the possibilities of the process. Which this thread has really gotten me excited!