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Family records on brass plates!

I’ve started designing genealogical records for etching on metal plates. My buddy Todd of the Desk Works does the fine etching with a diamond-tipped augur on a precision CNC machine. It results in something timeless. They are very challenging to photograph well, and are utterly astonishing in person. I think this has to do with the difference of reflection between your eyes, which are stereoscopic, and a two-dimensional limited perspective, as in a photo, which flattens out the outrageous changes that make it sparkle in full view. Our new site, in progress, is at

These run for about $200-$400, depending on the complexity of the design and which metals you select. We can do just about any kind of popular metal and finish, if you have the budget.