Why electrolytic etching? I stumbled upon Von Slatt's brass etching page via the Make blog and the idea of etching the scythe and pen into my lighter immediately jumped at me. After a bit of research and experiments, I was determined to do it. This is one of my few projects that is entirely useless, but like all of my projects, it's educational, and I will use the experience I gained doing this once I start working on making circuit boards."
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