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stevie1556

Re: Re: Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2014, 04:33:24 AM »
Aha! I didn't even think of this... engraving shops... hmm... Do you give them a file? What specs?

Varies. I found a few that wanted PDF, but the one I used wanted CDR

pickdropper

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2014, 04:35:22 PM »
Aha! I didn't even think of this... engraving shops... hmm... Do you give them a file? What specs?

Varies. I found a few that wanted PDF, but the one I used wanted CDR

Yeah, some are OK with PDF, some Adobe Illustrator and some Corel Draw (seems to be most common).  The crucial part is that it is a vector file.  If they want to etch a JPG or some other raster file, go somewhere else as you probably won't be happy with the results.

darron

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2014, 06:03:08 AM »
i'm shared a few of these most of these but thought it would be good to re-share here to highlight what a laser can do. all done with an epilog co2 laser.

edit: i also use it to make my pcbs and plates






























sorry for the overload!!!!
« Last Edit: March 13, 2014, 06:10:04 AM by darron »
Blood, Sweat & Flux. Pedals made with lasers and real wires!

pickdropper

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2014, 10:27:35 AM »
Those all look great, Darren.

You and I must have used the same artwork for the DMM.  Mine looks identical.

wildebelor

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2014, 06:05:51 AM »
The Tsuchi Fuzz font really gets me going as does the MASSIVE led haha
I really love the aesthetics!
I can't think of anything funny just yet.

darron

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2014, 06:16:01 AM »
Those all look great, Darren.

You and I must have used the same artwork for the DMM.  Mine looks identical.

cheers :)

yeah my friend found a PDF i think on the net. so i reckon it would be the same


The Tsuchi Fuzz font really gets me going as does the MASSIVE led haha
I really love the aesthetics!


thanks, the fonts are Fortunaschwein and Bauhaus
Blood, Sweat & Flux. Pedals made with lasers and real wires!

alparent

Re: Re: Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2014, 05:40:08 PM »
all done with an epilog co2 laser.

edit: i also use it to make my pcbs and plates

Please educate! I'd like to know how you do pcbs?
I'm French.......sorry for my bad Englishhhhhhh.

Victor custom

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2014, 07:04:42 AM »
Everyone should own at least one VICTOR CUSTOM device during lifetime!

darron

Re: Re: Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2014, 08:32:31 AM »
all done with an epilog co2 laser.

edit: i also use it to make my pcbs and plates

Please educate! I'd like to know how you do pcbs?

Sorry. I didn't see the post until now...
I just spray the boards with some paint first:
http://youtu.be/a8tTVtUCNnY?t=1m33s       (@ 1:33)
Blood, Sweat & Flux. Pedals made with lasers and real wires!

Mac Walker

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2014, 05:36:02 PM »
I guess these could go here.

Armada Nitrogen laser, 3003 aluminum, 1/16" sheet

Prototypin'














vigilante397

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2014, 06:51:13 PM »
Well, I found another thread I want to be a part of ....  :icon_mrgreen:
"I'm not sure what "serious design flaws" you see. Does it explode or poison your dog?" - PRR

"Tayda's Whipping Boy"

http://www.sushiboxfx.com

duck_arse

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2014, 10:08:21 AM »
so, you building a steel guitar?

if you'd told me this afternoon that panel work could be exciting and fun, as well as dangerous, I would have larffed at you. and asked you why you were in our garage.
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FUZZZZzzzz

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2014, 05:14:49 AM »
Not to hijack this complete forum, but is there anywhere I can follow this build? Looks awesome!


I guess these could go here.

Armada Nitrogen laser, 3003 aluminum, 1/16" sheet

Prototypin'














"If I could make noise with anything, I was going to"

Mac Walker

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #53 on: October 20, 2014, 07:20:44 PM »
^ Thanks, basically I have access to a government subsidized manufacturing/training center.  I am trying to get a feel for what I can do with the machine.  Unfortunately I have most of these bent up already, without any documentation, but feel free to ask me whatever, I think there's plenty of space.....or Pm me otherwise

therecordingart

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2014, 06:42:00 PM »
What machines are you guys using to etch the powder coat? You think one of the cheap eBay machines from China would do?

rullywowr

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #55 on: January 07, 2015, 12:13:16 PM »
Here is my first pedal of 2015, which I call the "Vapor Ray" which is inspired by another very expensive "ray" pedal. 

Features matte black powdercoat which I did myself, laser engraved artwork, a couple rullywow.com PCBs, detour optical bypass, and aluminum knobs.  Very usable overdrive, and I am loving the bypass scheme (no popping). 





DIY Pedal PCB projects IN STOCK
www.rullywow.com

darron

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2015, 02:31:23 AM »
should post these here as they are laser relevant.


this was done with the laser and powder coating:




this one is lasered and then the artwork recess filled with gold:
Blood, Sweat & Flux. Pedals made with lasers and real wires!

bluebunny

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2015, 03:23:50 AM »
Nice pedals.  Nice bit of wood underneath, too.   :)
Ohm's Law - much like Coles Law, but with less cabbage...

vigilante397

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2015, 10:06:25 AM »
I completely forgot this thread existed, but I just spent the last several minutes (in the middle of my chemistry class :P) going back and looking at everything and drooling. It also reminded me that I drove past a small "custom engraving" shop in town the other day that I now want to check into asking about doing some enclosures. 8)
"I'm not sure what "serious design flaws" you see. Does it explode or poison your dog?" - PRR

"Tayda's Whipping Boy"

http://www.sushiboxfx.com

rullywowr

Re: Post your laser etched builds.
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2015, 08:53:48 PM »

Here is a laser etched Pop Sizer (Soda Meiser) built off a rullywow.com PCB



DIY Pedal PCB projects IN STOCK
www.rullywow.com