Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 856518 times)

BJM

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2620 on: April 28, 2021, 05:26:45 AM »
It may not have ended up as well as you've expected (?) but then it does have a nice "vintage" look  :)
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DeusM

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2621 on: April 29, 2021, 05:45:56 PM »
It may not have ended up as well as you've expected (?) but then it does have a nice "vintage" look  :)

Yes. More beautiful to me than a pedal that looks perfect is a nice looking pedal with some defects because you know it's the work of a person and not a machine.
It's not the amps that kills you. It's the "mojo"

125Signal

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2622 on: May 01, 2021, 10:45:53 AM »
I thought I'd try the Flangelicious from Tom at Electric Druid, and can say I'm quite happy with it. So, I tried to give it a nice home (enclosure). I thank everyone here for the encouragement and inspiration.







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bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2623 on: May 01, 2021, 04:17:09 PM »
Nice build.   8)   And worth saying thanks again to Tom for a great project.
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garcho

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2624 on: May 01, 2021, 11:45:58 PM »
Nice work, bravo!
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thomasha

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2625 on: May 02, 2021, 04:54:30 AM »
Finished another ultra flanger:


deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2626 on: May 02, 2021, 06:38:17 AM »
whoahhh thats tiny for a flanger,

excellent.  8) 8) 8)
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vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2627 on: May 02, 2021, 09:35:23 PM »


Always love seeing your work, stunning as always. Looking forward to seeing it with guts inside ;)
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ErnieDingo

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2628 on: June 03, 2021, 06:37:24 AM »
Hey all, my first DIY build and etched enclosure. A fools gold from Coda Effects (something easy to start with!)






deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2629 on: June 03, 2021, 07:06:09 AM »
^ nice first build and etch and first post too..cool.......welcome to the forum.  8)
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bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2630 on: June 03, 2021, 08:44:19 AM »
Yeah, what the spaceboy said.  8)   Welcome, Ernie.
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ErnieDingo

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2631 on: June 20, 2021, 11:43:37 PM »
Some new builds. Rat Deluxe, and Sunn T Preamp.














Marcos - Munky

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2632 on: June 21, 2021, 09:04:50 AM »
Awesome etches!

bluebunny

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2633 on: June 21, 2021, 01:37:35 PM »
Another nice pair of etches.  8)
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125Signal

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2634 on: October 01, 2021, 06:25:10 PM »
One more of my latest etched enclosure for a Madbean Current Lover.






lars-musik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2635 on: November 17, 2021, 04:17:30 AM »
Finished another ultra flanger:

This is beautiful. I am also getting into the 1590LB game at the moment...
This is a Fortin33 boost (with a ridiculously high parts count for a boost)




lars-musik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2636 on: November 17, 2021, 04:19:50 AM »
Plus another one for contrast (a 1590BB). A Rat followd by a Ross Phaser (4 and 8 stages switchable) followd by a Varioboost parametric EQ.





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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2637 on: January 21, 2022, 11:09:51 PM »
First post of 2022! This is my first successful etch/pedal build. A clone of The Klon Centaur. Artwork is the Gustave Doré etch which illustrates Canto 12 verses 73-74 of Dante’s Inferno. I read through this entire thread looking for any info on NaOH etching any pieced together a working method from what I found. I had no luck whatsoever with glossy photo paper, even after buying 3 different brands. I eventually tried the yellow thermal transfer paper from eBay and had flawless results. I found its super important to let the caustic come back down to room temperature before etching, otherwise the toner melts straight off. I used a 20%-25% solution and etched for 15 minutes then wiped/rinsed. Doing that 2 more times. I had to stop because the fine details around the letters were being eaten away. The depth of the etch is minuscule, it couldn’t be less shallow. Next time I’ll use at least 35% w/w. I did some mods to the circuit: raised the value of the capacitor coming from the tone knob to 6.8nF, to increase tonal response. Lowered the resistor next to the gain knob to add more distortion. I attempted to spilt the distortion Channel over 2 pots but had to end up reversing that mod to get the pedal to work 😅.








glops

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2638 on: February 19, 2022, 01:35:23 AM »
Holy crap, looks like the last time I posted in this thread was in 2014. Glad to see people are still etching enclosures  :) and lots of awesome stuff on the last few pages! I need to go back a hundred pages and see what I have missed. I think sometime right about now I can say I that I have been etching for 12 years. Jeez!

I bought a harbor freight buffer last year so it's been fun getting some of these things shiny and not having to use any paint. Here's one that I etched tonight. I want this to be extra shiny after being hit with the buffer over the weekend so this one has been hit with steel wool and then 400 - 800 - 1200 - 2000 - 3000 grit. It's a lot of work for sure but think I will be pleased once its done. I recently sold my Rangemaster that I finally made 2 years ago using a fancy military transistor that I had bought from Small Bear probably in 2011. So this one is going to be a rangemaster with an input cap blend with mojo parts on an etched board. I'll post them up again once finished, hopefully this weekend. Cheers, everybody.










deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2639 on: April 14, 2022, 11:22:18 AM »
finished off a couple of easydriver dual overdrives.  :)



















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