Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 793062 times)

lars-musik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2000 on: November 05, 2015, 04:53:21 PM »
Hopefully the right tack to get us back on track (although I really adore the hockey horses - thanks for that).

A King of Tone with a 9V/18V charge pumped switch and RG's great and simple polarity protection circuit. Layout and schematic unfortunately gone in my recent hard drive crash.

Some good advice that didn't vanish with my last digital year: Do not use clear nail polish to cover up your enclosure-to-be-etched if you don't dig that rotten look. I bought black nail polish especially for that purpose (although I could swear the cashier wouldn't have believed that for a second judging by his look) that I misplaced that day... So I used a clear one I found in the bathroom (don't tell) but as it is clear you'll never know where you've applied it and where you'd still have to.

Anyway, here  it is.



stallik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2001 on: November 05, 2015, 05:36:24 PM »
Nice. I'm growing to like this grungy look. I'm wondering about using anodising to prepare such a surface and hand colour/ spray the surface with rusty shades to make it look really nackered....
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

lluis3.0

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2002 on: November 08, 2015, 03:18:03 AM »
My Ram's Head Big Muff




Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2003 on: November 14, 2015, 05:50:35 AM »
Burns Buzzaround. AC128 cans. Etched with NaOH and sprayed with black metallic paint. Really happy with this 'un!


deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2004 on: November 14, 2015, 07:00:35 AM »
sweet etch n design man.. 8)
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Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2005 on: November 14, 2015, 07:05:01 AM »

sweet etch n design man.. 8)

Cheers Rob, nice one!

Cozybuilder

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2006 on: November 14, 2015, 10:27:19 AM »


I guess this settles the question of being able to get fine lines to turn out well. Superb job, love it!
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stallik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2007 on: November 14, 2015, 09:39:25 PM »
Really nice. Worthy of a sausage :)
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deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2008 on: November 15, 2015, 05:54:13 AM »
indeed, and maybe a side dish  of chipolatas too... :D
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mcknib

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2009 on: November 15, 2015, 07:40:56 AM »
Worth a coupla keez easy that's a beaut

bloxstompboxes

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2010 on: November 15, 2015, 10:10:55 AM »
Worth a coupla keez easy that's a beaut




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Cinder

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2011 on: November 15, 2015, 12:52:12 PM »
Burns Buzzaround. AC128 cans. Etched with NaOH and sprayed with black metallic paint. Really happy with this 'un!

Really well executed! What do you use to transfer?

Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2012 on: November 15, 2015, 01:03:35 PM »

Really well executed! What do you use to transfer?

Thanks! :) I use Polaroid photo paper, there's a link in my etching guide to the exact type if you're interested?

http://diy-guitar-effects.tumblr.com/etching

mcknib

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2013 on: November 15, 2015, 04:42:26 PM »
Well I'll be Graham the very thing I used for my first pipette, drain cleaner, photo paper application great to be able to say thanks so cheers mate it's an excellent tutorial I've linked people in to it a few times

vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2014 on: November 16, 2015, 01:34:48 AM »


Your builds are always among my favorites. Amazing job, as always. 8)
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Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2015 on: November 16, 2015, 02:58:34 AM »

Well I'll be Graham the very thing I used for my first pipette, drain cleaner, photo paper application great to be able to say thanks so cheers mate it's an excellent tutorial I've linked people in to it a few times

Cool! Always glad to hear it's been useful! I've learned so much from forums it's great to be able to contribute in some way :)

Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2016 on: November 16, 2015, 02:59:15 AM »

Your builds are always among my favorites. Amazing job, as always. 8)

Thanks man! :)

atoff

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2017 on: November 16, 2015, 09:13:11 PM »
First etch.  I'd say it turned out so-so.  The paint isn't nearly as dark as what I've seen on here from others.  I just did one spray and waited about 4 hours until I sanded... unevenly, I guess because the top lost a bit too much paint.  I ended up realizing i'd get better results not using a sanding block for the paint removal. 

The etch could have been cleaner... I kind of have to rush through these projects, because I can't stand for more than about 5 minutes due to fractures in my spine, so I didn't do a very good prep job. 






Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2018 on: November 17, 2015, 03:14:35 AM »

First etch.  I'd say it turned out so-so.

I'd say that's pretty damn good for a first go man, don't be too hard on yourself!

Looks to me like you could've done with a longer etch time if possible to get it a bit deeper, that would help with the sanding stage and using a flat block as the top layer of paint would be more easily removed.

Also I'd definitely recommend a couple of light coats of paint then waiting for it to cure overnight, if you sand too soon it lifts much more easily when sanding.

Finally, if you find the paint has dulled after sanding a couple of layers of clear coat will bring it right back and also improve the contrast.

Give it a go next time and see if that helps at all, as I say for a first etch what you've got there is really good!

Cheers,
Graham

deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2019 on: November 17, 2015, 03:47:27 AM »
believe me thats really cool for a first etch.., nice...you shouldve seen my first one ...maybe not  :)

i use matt black , itscdry in 30 minutes and can be sanded with soapy warm water...im not a fan of gloss
black...nasty,  and when its sanded you may as well have used matt anyway...

just my 2p... :icon_wink:
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