Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 698184 times)

deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2560 on: March 17, 2020, 10:04:51 AM »
hes still at it then.....cool.  8)
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2561 on: March 18, 2020, 08:59:27 AM »
If I was Rich, I'd be doing crazy things with envelope followers and STOMPLFO chips!   ;D

.... and wrongly ordering thousands of darlington driver chips with no audio uses.
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nickcordle

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2562 on: March 26, 2020, 11:44:15 AM »
Love this thread.  These are not my first attempt at all, but some of the first I will accept responsibility for  :o .  NaOH.  Still finding it very hard to achieve much depth before the mask pits and the thin lines get eaten from the sides and disappear entirely.  I think I'm learning that designs must be able to accommodate a bit of glitch.







slashandburn

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2563 on: April 03, 2020, 11:13:10 AM »
First etch for a long time, I barely had time to build anything until this lock down and even then to few builds I have completed I've just been lazy and used waterside decals. Turned out okay, just needs some knobs.

It's a Revv G4 clone, big thanks to Iainpunk for his help getting this thing working.


bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2564 on: April 03, 2020, 01:19:33 PM »
That looks really good, Iain.  Are you going to add any contrast colour in the etched areas, or rely on dramatic side-lighting?  ;)  Either way, it looks great.
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slashandburn

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2565 on: April 03, 2020, 01:56:05 PM »
Cheers!  Nah I'll probably just leave it as is. The original plan was to paint the etched areas to have it stand out a bit better but then the lazyness kicked back in.

Sounds alright too! Had realised that for all the different overdrives and fuzz pedals I have I was a bit short on full on metal distortion pedals besides my various attempts at a Dimebag Darrell distortions. This thing should scratch that itch for a short while.

Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2566 on: May 24, 2020, 03:02:53 AM »
Hey everyone, hope you’re keeping well! Realised I hadn’t posted any builds here for a while so here’s a recent smattering!

DAM Sonic Titan


DBA Fuzz War


Sunn Model T Preamp


Lovetone Doppelgänger



Marcos - Munky

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2567 on: May 24, 2020, 01:52:39 PM »
Wow, even those ones being posted at the etched enclosures topic, it took me a while to believe those are etches! Amazing job!

vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2568 on: May 24, 2020, 11:38:44 PM »
HEXJIBBER IS BACK!!!!!

Your work has always been among my favorites, glad to see more of it 8)
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slashandburn

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2569 on: May 26, 2020, 02:25:07 PM »
Not so easy to follow hexjibbers astonishing reverse etches, but here's my most recent attempts. finally got these guys (phase90, super fuzz, dod carcosa and yet another Big Muff) boxed up in some relatively nice looking enclosures. Somewhere along the line I've misplaced a backplate so the BMP is working but technically incomplete.



And the obligatory (not so nice looking) guts shot:



antonis

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2570 on: May 26, 2020, 02:36:41 PM »
and yet another Big Muff

With MIDS..??
(not Big Muff, anymore..)
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Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2571 on: May 26, 2020, 02:56:00 PM »
Not so easy to follow hexjibbers astonishing reverse etches, but here's my most recent attempts. finally got these guys (phase90, super fuzz, dod carcosa and yet another Big Muff) boxed up in some relatively nice looking enclosures. Somewhere along the line I've misplaced a backplate so the BMP is working but technically incomplete.



And the obligatory (not so nice looking) guts shot:



These etches look great man, super clean!

slashandburn

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2572 on: May 26, 2020, 03:32:15 PM »
Cheers man, I appreciate the kind words. I think I got lucky in the Cheap Toner Cartridge lottery this time.

I'm sure it'd all end in tears if I was attempt anything resembling your Sunn preamp or doppelganger. I've only ever been brave enough twice to try a reverse etch, first time was an absolute disaster. Second attempt was passible (and probably my still my best looking diy enclosure, all these years later) but the sheer amount of work involved was enough to steer me down the dark path towards waterside decals.

Marcos - Munky

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2573 on: May 26, 2020, 06:24:41 PM »
I agree, your etches are amazing, Iain. So clean!

If my memory is not failing on me, I did reverse etch 9 times, plus a mix of "regular" etch and reverse on the same design (a big muff based on the original artwork and another one I didn't got the layout to fit the box yet), all for 1590A. They're indeed hard to get a good result, but on the other hand the regular etches are hard to keep clean the parts you don't want to be etched.

Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2574 on: May 29, 2020, 06:19:52 AM »
Another couple from me..

Dead End FX Grimafuzz- basically the fuzz bit of the Schumann PLL, sounds mean!



And the 'Aztec Factory' as I have termed it! Never built a Fuzz Factory before, I really like it! Shame it's not for me!  :'(


mcknib

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2575 on: June 01, 2020, 10:10:15 PM »
One of Toms rather nice flangers, the only effect I'd never built so built 2 this month and started etching again I like them to look a wee bit old and battered just like me! Just scratched it a tiny bit here and there and sanded off less than I normally do

Nice easy build this one great sounding Flanger



mcknib

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2576 on: June 01, 2020, 10:18:45 PM »
And here we have an example of how I like to destroy my etches even sanding off some clearcoat around the switch, lectricfx celeste chorus

I don't know why I like them to look like they've been dragged behind a full throttle Trabant...but I do!




bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2577 on: June 02, 2020, 03:48:50 AM »
Great looking flanger, Billy.  Yeah, Tom's designs are top notch and very straightforward builds.
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lars-musik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2578 on: June 04, 2020, 07:38:22 AM »
I've been busier than I thought!




deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2579 on: June 04, 2020, 07:54:07 AM »
great etches man....been a busy bee..... 8) 8) 8)
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