Resources on working brass

I am interested in seeing what simple methods are out there for working brass. I found a great source of brass stock online and have considered the following tools I currently have at my disposal:
band saw disc sander (plate mounted as saw blade in ts) dremel tool
I need to make some understatedly decorative pivots - ? - plates mounted on the sides of a pair of stacked cherry file trays that will allow the top one to pivot up and away from the bottom, exposing the bottom file tray's contents.
I have also been considering brass carving on the face (decorative) but did not turn up anything on "the google".
Perhaps piercing for a lighter look as the pieces will be about 3/4 inch wide to help prevent racking as the upper file tray is lifted.
I'm thinking drill and dremel. Not enough work to warrant a nice jigsaw (which I don't see another use for as I look at my extensive and horribly overdue honeydew list). Then patinated in some fashion. Wonder if I could fake that roughish sand-cast look somehow and patinate it? That would be attractive against the cherry.
Thanks for any assistance with resources on brass working.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
Add image file
Upload is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.