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Tethinhas

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1920 on: September 11, 2015, 08:22:15 PM »
Tethinhas - hello and welcome to the forum. your etch looks great, and you get extra points for doing all the sides (but your pictures could be a little smaller).

Thanks for the receptivity! Will take care at the next time!

Very nice etch all round, the theme looks kinda tribalish in parts are those Brazilian tribal symbols? and Duck_arse is right you've sure got massive hands  :icon_biggrin:

Thanks!
Funny fact: The Majora's Mask was inspired in a brazilian tribe called Marajoaras  :icon_lol:

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Thanks sir!

Sounds like someone from Brazil likes Zelda very much :)

I could not describe a better way  :icon_lol:

Tethinas

nice design man...cool... 8)

tip, before etching, hold your prepared box under a light and you may see
tiny silver dots where the toner missed...dab a little nail varnish on those....
itll come out perfect then...no dots. ..just my 2p..



Thank you for the compliments and the tips!  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1921 on: September 12, 2015, 11:46:38 PM »
A couple of builds: a rehoused fab delay, a footswitch for a ss amp (no guts,itīs just wires to switches :P ), and a crunch box, modified ;) . https://goo.gl/photos/wGaaVsxQyHqe2oCx6

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1922 on: September 13, 2015, 08:10:12 AM »
So here are two of the three pedals I promised earlier. Why only two? Well... because I drilled a f***ing 14mm hole for the footswitch on the last one, when the hole need to be 12mm...
Anyway, here is my Big Muff Pi Ram's Head version, I really like the way this one sounds!





And here is my Rat Distortion. Both PCBs are from Fuzzdogs pedal parts. The unmarked switch is for diode clipping on both.




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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1923 on: September 13, 2015, 08:55:56 AM »
So here are two of the three pedals I promised earlier. Why only two? Well... because I drilled a f***ing 14mm hole for the footswitch on the last one, when the hole need to be 12mm...
Anyway, here is my Big Muff Pi Ram's Head version, I really like the way this one sounds!





I especially like the Ram's Head. Nice etches cinder.

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1924 on: September 14, 2015, 10:29:13 PM »
Very cool artworks!

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1925 on: September 17, 2015, 01:23:22 PM »
A  washer for your 14 mm hole?
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1926 on: September 21, 2015, 05:02:04 AM »
Hi everyone,

back after a long time off due to personal reasons.
I'd like to show you some of the pedals I've built.



and yes...she's my tester and official endorser ;)

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1927 on: September 21, 2015, 09:35:04 PM »
She's really beautiful :icon_wink:

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1928 on: September 22, 2015, 02:58:30 AM »
love the green leds on that fluffy fuzz..  :icon_wink:
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1929 on: September 22, 2015, 11:21:58 AM »




Had to rush this one, and first etch in a long time, but I'm happy with it. This is a custom Scotch Bonnet (filtered fuzz) for a friend in Bulgaria. Knob lights up red. The next one is gonna have a red pepper with a green stem and 3 red knobs with a light up green knob. Anyway, the large writing means "The Hot Pepper", the smaller writing is Bulgarian for all the things you write on a pedal: input, volume, etc.
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1930 on: September 22, 2015, 11:41:07 AM »
Wow, this is beautiful work. I'm just getting into building pedals, I can't get wrapped up in this now too! Out of curiosity (and tell me if I'm out of line), but would anyone in the US be willing to make a few boxes for me? I was going to order a few drilled/painted enclosures from PPP because I have no means to do any of that myself, but I'd much rather support some of you instead.
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1931 on: September 22, 2015, 01:28:33 PM »


Филтьр, Резонанс, Bulgarian is easy! :P
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1932 on: September 24, 2015, 03:06:49 PM »
love the green leds on that fluffy fuzz..  :icon_wink:

Spot on, mate!
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1933 on: September 25, 2015, 05:54:42 AM »
How do you sand down an inverse etch without destroying the paint in recesses? I always get this ultra-modern shabby look.... I try to convince myself that I really like it but I'd rather choose.

Here's my newest pedal: A Timmy with an unlabelled switch for a feedback arrangement found here and the internal dip switches externalised.



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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1934 on: September 25, 2015, 06:23:23 AM »
How do you sand down an inverse etch without destroying the paint in recesses? I always get this ultra-modern shabby look.... I try to convince myself that I really like it but I'd rather choose.

Here's my newest pedal: A Timmy with an unlabelled switch for a feedback arrangement found here and the internal dip switches externalised.



I actually DO love it! Maybe the switches are a bit too close to the stomp button, I usually dremel 'em down a bit...

For your question: draw a frame around the complete top that works as kind of a guide for the grinding paper...

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1935 on: September 25, 2015, 07:14:44 AM »
Maybe the switches are a bit too close to the stomp button, I usually dremel 'em down a bit...


You shorten the lever with a Dremel? I have to think about that. Admittedly better than the toes!

For your question: draw a frame around the complete top that works as kind of a guide for the grinding paper...

Yes, I always try that. Somehow, even if I laboriously try to even out the surface, the toner transfer does never really stick to the very outer etch. If I move the frame inwards, I lack the space for the labels. And IF I manage to overcome all the above mentioned obstacles – the sand paper still touches the paint in the recesses. Now that I write it up I realise I HAVE TO like it the way it is.

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1936 on: September 25, 2015, 07:43:12 AM »

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1937 on: September 25, 2015, 09:56:02 AM »
lars-musik

Your pedals are awesome!

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1938 on: September 25, 2015, 10:32:39 AM »
How do you sand down an inverse etch without destroying the paint in recesses? I always get this ultra-modern shabby look.... I try to convince myself that I really like it but I'd rather choose.

I haven't etched an enclosure yet, but I've read this entire thread, and I've been doing woodworking, autobody, and various hobby crafts for several decades..

I think that key is using a hard sanding block or ultra-flat sanding surface, such as gluing a sheet of sandpaper down to a pane of glass and rubbing the face of the enclosure back and forth on that super-flat sandpaper surface.

Also, preparation is everything. Start by sanding the surface crazy-flat, even before you begin the transfer. Then for outer border, be sure to touch it up with fingernail polish or whatever you use, so that you've got a nice indexing plane to work from.

Finally, I think getting a deep enough etch is important, because I've seen some photos where people got some ghosting and complained of not burning the image long enough.

Again, I'm not an experienced etcher, but I'm studying up a lot on the subject before I take the big plunge.
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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #1939 on: September 25, 2015, 12:46:23 PM »
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How do you sand down an inverse etch without destroying the paint in recesses?

you paint it after you sand
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