20-1021.01s Anodizing Without An Anodizer - VEC Short

Class Date::
Wed, Oct. 20, 2021, 9am - 10am (CST)

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, 9am - 10am (CST)

Class Description:Experience the magic of anodizing niobium. Watch Marti cut out a shape and brutally hammer it. Then the hammered parts will magically become beautiful by adding anodized color. The color is chosen by a combination of the voltage of the electric current used and Marti's signature "painting with sanding pad" technique. No Anodizer? A low tech, affordable method of anodizing with 9-volt batteries will be demonstrated. You can try it before you buy an anodizer.

Instructor: Marti Brown

Skill Level: All Levels

Materials Kit: 2 precut 1” circles, 1”x2” 26ga. niobium sheet, 6 pairs of ear wires, 3M sanding pad, cathode strip and 1 Tablespoon of “anodizing powder”.

Domestic US shipping included in kit fee. (Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.)*

(Materials kit is included in price when "Zoom/Kit combo" or "Kit only" option is selected.*)

Required Tools:  

  • 12, 9-V batteries
  • 2 alligator to alligator clips test leads
  • A plastic container to mix your powder with water
  • Stencils
  • Finepoint Sharpie
  • Needle files/hand files
  • Metal shears
  • Exacto knife with #11 blade
  • Hammer capable of making textures

*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship Oct. 5, 2021, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until Nov. 4, 2021. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Additional viewing time" option above. This option will extend your viewing time to Nov. 14, 2021.