Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 804958 times)

Pettol

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1860 on: July 11, 2015, 05:34:39 PM »
Very nice!

statzern

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1861 on: July 12, 2015, 10:00:58 AM »
I keep having issues with FeCl etching under my mask, even though I'm putting nail polish over the toner and tape over that. This one got it way worse than my last one. I think I may be leaving it in the solution too long - like in Deadastronaut's tutorial he just dips it in and takes it out right away. But also, my etch takes about 2-3 min, and I can actually see vapor coming off the enclosure - in other words it's a very vigorous etch. I am wondering if I should try NaOH to slow things down? Perhaps the FeCl is melting the toner because it gets so hot?
« Last Edit: July 12, 2015, 10:06:00 AM by statzern »

vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1862 on: July 13, 2015, 01:56:39 AM »
I keep having issues with FeCl etching under my mask, even though I'm putting nail polish over the toner and tape over that. This one got it way worse than my last one. I think I may be leaving it in the solution too long - like in Deadastronaut's tutorial he just dips it in and takes it out right away. But also, my etch takes about 2-3 min, and I can actually see vapor coming off the enclosure - in other words it's a very vigorous etch. I am wondering if I should try NaOH to slow things down? Perhaps the FeCl is melting the toner because it gets so hot?


I know you weren't posting this to say "look at my amazing etching job," but frankly it is a killer etching job, way better than anything I ever did with ferric, that's for sure 8)
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Govmnt_Lacky

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1863 on: July 13, 2015, 04:11:05 PM »
I keep having issues with FeCl etching under my mask, even though I'm putting nail polish over the toner and tape over that. This one got it way worse than my last one. I think I may be leaving it in the solution too long - like in Deadastronaut's tutorial he just dips it in and takes it out right away. But also, my etch takes about 2-3 min, and I can actually see vapor coming off the enclosure - in other words it's a very vigorous etch. I am wondering if I should try NaOH to slow things down? Perhaps the FeCl is melting the toner because it gets so hot?

I have read several times that using "used" FeCl is the key. Right out of the bottle is too strong. Some people use the ferric that is left over after several etches.

Of course, this is just what I read. I have yet to etch a successful enclosure...  :(
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Pettol

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1864 on: July 14, 2015, 07:48:51 AM »
Yes, do try NaOH!

Or dilute your acid.

Or try applying your etchant only to selected parts, by using a pipette or a brush. In that way things won't get so hot. 

statzern

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1865 on: July 14, 2015, 08:14:41 AM »
Thanks for the recs guys. I will probably separate out my FeCl to start getting a weaker stock than right out of the bottle. But NaOH is still interesting. Will keep posting!

vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1866 on: July 14, 2015, 03:51:06 PM »
I have been a huge advocate of the RAT and it has been my favorite distortion for quite some time now, but after about my fourth Dr. Boogie build I realized that it was more the sound I wanted, so I had to have one. I came across a beautiful 1590B layout (on accident, I might add) and it turned out brilliantly. And since I used some Chinese characters on my last build I figured it was time for some old Mongolian script. I call this one "Mongol Drive" :icon_twisted:


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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1867 on: July 15, 2015, 04:19:01 AM »
Awesome! Got guts?

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1868 on: July 15, 2015, 04:36:16 AM »
I surmise Nathan should just about be out of components by now.

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deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1869 on: July 15, 2015, 05:33:46 AM »
nice one nathan... 8)

funny i have a dr boogie on bread at the mo, its like revisiting an old good friend.

i never really got on with the tonestack though , so i'm looking at /tinkering/changing/swapping it...

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bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1870 on: July 15, 2015, 06:11:59 AM »
dirt pedals that sound crap without an amp are great with an amp...
and pedals that sound great without an amp sound crap with one...my thought for the day.. 8)

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1871 on: July 18, 2015, 01:51:27 PM »
Some of my last dirty etches

T-Flex

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1872 on: July 20, 2015, 12:28:54 AM »
Getting back in the etching game - first project in 4 years! woohoo! Chorus pedal



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tubelectron

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1873 on: July 20, 2015, 03:05:14 AM »
All these are finishes, along with the painted one, that I am unable to make  :icon_sad:

Really good skills, indeed...

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bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1874 on: July 20, 2015, 03:06:28 AM »
woohoo!

You're not wrong.  Nice work.
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deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1875 on: July 20, 2015, 05:06:14 AM »
Love that leaded glass window design...nice,..
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Pettol

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1876 on: July 20, 2015, 01:22:28 PM »
That's just beautiful, T-flex!

rocket8810

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1877 on: July 20, 2015, 02:24:32 PM »
Getting back in the etching game - first project in 4 years! woohoo! Chorus pedal





wow, just awesome.

mcknib

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1878 on: July 21, 2015, 01:04:30 AM »
Righto this one's for Mr MC Italianguy63.

I haven't ventured into etching for a wee while so thought I'd post my latest effort here, as you can see I'm still way too lazy to finely sand it prior to etching. This one was done with caustic soda using a pipette and normal run of the mill photo paper instead of my usual ferric chloride and pnp blue.

I painted it black as you do sanded it off then used enamel paint to add some colour, but I wouldn't recommend it! way too thick and difficult to paint around 'lush' and the flowers as you can see. Mind you I still like the 'handpainted' DIY look it gives.

No knobs for the bigger shafts yet and a rear etch and gut shot just...because...well I'm a sad man! So here it is my lush chorus (mini me / small clone.)


« Last Edit: July 21, 2015, 01:14:19 AM by mcknib »

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1879 on: August 02, 2015, 09:13:37 AM »
Very Cool Billy!  I dig it!!!

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