Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 794352 times)

deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2120 on: February 09, 2016, 08:47:01 AM »
nice, nailed that roland space colour too... 8)
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jens bjørn

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2121 on: February 12, 2016, 05:17:08 PM »
Might be said a thousand times before . Etching with ferri chloride produces/releases chlorid gasses.
Wear a mask or end like WW1trench war soldiers.

And
Wuhuuuu , you're doing heavy stuff. (I'm not showing anything here,for sure)
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di_rocks

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2122 on: February 12, 2016, 06:40:22 PM »
Dminner killer delay, great job!!

Motherslug

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2123 on: February 13, 2016, 03:25:40 PM »
my builds of the past 3 months:












Motherslug

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2124 on: February 13, 2016, 05:21:38 PM »
Roland Space Echo inspired enclosures for Lovetone Doppelganger circuits:






I also recently made these delay enclosures:







just WOW! amazing designs.
where did you get the knobs you used for the space time transporter?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2016, 05:25:04 PM by Motherslug »

peterg

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2125 on: February 13, 2016, 06:33:01 PM »
Motherslug - those are fantastic looking etches.

dminner

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2126 on: February 14, 2016, 07:52:41 AM »

just WOW! amazing designs.
where did you get the knobs you used for the space time transporter?

Thanks man. I LOVE that arcadiator enclosure of yours! I got those knobs from Newark

dminner

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2127 on: February 26, 2016, 11:35:12 AM »






vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2128 on: February 26, 2016, 01:36:53 PM »



Love the build, can I see a full shot of that guitar? ;D
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dminner

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2129 on: February 26, 2016, 01:53:15 PM »

Love the build, can I see a full shot of that guitar? ;D

Thanks! And sure, here you go:






statzern

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2130 on: March 20, 2016, 08:40:03 PM »
My first reverse etch, turned out pretty nice. This one won't end up being an actual finished pedal (notice there's some spacing flaws on the design) and I can't actually fit everything in the enclosure as of now.. Bummer!

It's a tube screamer (the GGG layout) with the fat mod and diode switching. Will up the size to a 125b and see if that goes.

With some of the recent posts, I'm a little embarrassed to even stick this up here - the bar is definitely high for designs and technique! I finally have my toner transfer down to pretty much 100% success rate, even with very fine details. I'm contemplating a tutorial video, not that there aren't enough out there already! But somehow I continued to struggle for quite some time now, and maybe I could save people some time and major headache!



peterg

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2131 on: March 20, 2016, 09:16:49 PM »
Statzern

"turned out pretty nice" is a huge understatement. It's amazing!

davent

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2132 on: March 20, 2016, 11:29:49 PM »
Statzern

"turned out pretty nice" is a huge understatement. It's amazing!

That's for sure!, In the second picture looks like a mother of pearl inlay rather then sanded metal.

Great design and etch!
dave
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vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2133 on: March 21, 2016, 03:18:04 AM »
My first reverse etch, turned out pretty nice. This one won't end up being an actual finished pedal (notice there's some spacing flaws on the design) and I can't actually fit everything in the enclosure as of now.. Bummer!

I will totally take it. Seriously. If you don't want it I'll buy it, I'm sure I could find something to stick in there.
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dminner

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2134 on: March 22, 2016, 11:07:16 AM »



hylandren

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2135 on: March 22, 2016, 11:29:52 AM »
DMINNER - another great (and highly detailed) etch!

STATZERN - You're crazy, man! That is a good looking etch and WAY better than what my first one looked like! Maybe save it and do another TS at some point using Mad Bean's TS board. That one WILL fit in a 1590b.

garcho

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2136 on: March 22, 2016, 09:50:25 PM »
incredible work y'all, the whole page, top to bottom. inspiring!
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Linac Guy

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2137 on: April 06, 2016, 04:55:09 PM »
dude.  those look stinkin clean, man.  well done for your first ones!  I'm going to try etching with my next pedal.  Just getting tired of the hassle and cost of decals/adhesive sticker paper.  What etchant did you use?  Ferric Chloride or something else?

Thanks!

About the decals - I can definitely relate. As far as results go, while etching is a bit of a hassle by itself, it can lead to better results, IMO.

Yes, I used Ferric Chloride. Masking is extremely important. I used Press and Peel for the graphics, then packaging tape for the sides of the enclosure and nail polish for covering everything else.
One more thing to point out - don't buy a polished enclosure for etching: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=85151.0 I learned it the hard way...



Do you only use Ferric Cholride or have you used "Lye" or "Muratic Acid"? if so will they get the same results? 
I have tried to Iron on the toner image from Glossy Photo paper using an HP laserjet 6P and could barely get the image to transfer to the enclosure. I had to buy the wife a new iron too since she caught me using it on my work bench.

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Bobby
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hylandren

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2138 on: April 07, 2016, 08:06:26 AM »
Do you only use Ferric Cholride or have you used "Lye" or "Muratic Acid"? if so will they get the same results? 
I have tried to Iron on the toner image from Glossy Photo paper using an HP laserjet 6P and could barely get the image to transfer to the enclosure. I had to buy the wife a new iron too since she caught me using it on my work bench.

Well, at least you have a dedicated iron for etching now!
:D
You know how some people love single coil pickups, while others prefer humbuckers? Same is true with etching methods. What works perfectly for one guy, will be a disaster for someone else. Neither is right or wrong, just different.
I am a photographer, so I really wanted to etch with photo paper, because I have a lot of it around. I tried and tried, but I had a lot of the same problems you are having. PNP blue was even worse for me.

Now I'm getting consistently clean transfers with sharp edges and NO PITS, using the method below, combined with nail varnish. Best part is that the HP presentation paper Cody recommends costs a fraction of what photo paper does.
Maybe give it a try:

http://music.codydeschenes.com/?page_id=2035

mfunky

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2139 on: April 16, 2016, 09:16:50 AM »