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With the set-up and solution ready, I’ve been experimenting with the amount of current needed to create a viable electroforming effect. My initial experiments were less than successful. This was last week’s results:

My research suggests that I had the electrical current too high, effectively burning the cathode. The deposit is very delicate and not the nice copper finish you’d hope for…


Today’s experiments have been much more productive. I’ve kept the voltage at around 1 – 0.9 and the amps at around 0.3 and resulting in a much more stable copper electroformed coating. Photos show the piece in the electroforming solution and the after rinsing: