ETCHING NEEDLE (n.)

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. ETCHING is an Artificial Engraving of Brass or Copper Plates with Aqua fortis.
            II. The Instruments of Etching (besides the Plate) are these nine. I.
Hard Varnish. 2. Soft Varnish. 3. Prepared Oyl. 4. Aqua fortis. 5. Needles. 6. Oyl stone. 7. Brush-pensil. 8. Burnisher. 9. The Frame and Trough. [...] VIII. To make the Etching Needles.
Chose Needles of several sizes, such as will break without bending, and of a fine grain ; then take good round sticks of firm wood (not apt to split) about six inches long, and as thick as a large Goose quill, at the ends of which fix your Needles, so that they may stand out of the sticks about a quarter of an inch or something more.
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MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → technique de la gravure
MATERIALITE DE L’ŒUVRE → outils