Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 764060 times)

Jdansti

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2160 on: May 03, 2016, 04:02:22 PM »
Hey guys.  I don't really hang out here, but I did create a facebook group for us.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1706759216202535/

I like to burn the whole enclosure and just leave a little of the virgin Aluminum.
Check out my instagram or website, I guess.  I can't find how to attach images at the moment

www.droppingacidpedaletching.com

https://www.instagram.com/droppingacidpedaletching/

Posting an image is a little convoluted, but very simple once you know how to do it. Save your photo to an image hosting site (I use Photobucket, but some people don't like it. Some popular ones are Flickr, Imgur, and TinyPic) and follow these instructions:

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=108594.msg999647#msg999647
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Mgt280y

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2161 on: May 23, 2016, 04:08:10 AM »
No pictures yet and apologies if there's a better thread, but thought I'd ask are most people chemically etching these I had a play using a vinigar and salt bath and electro etching aluminium with a 12v 4 amp power supply with reasonable results do other use this as opposed to chemicals?
https://flic.kr/p/HjBrfK
Here how my trial looked 40min @ 4amps
« Last Edit: May 23, 2016, 06:07:25 AM by Mgt280y »

JonnyAngle

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2162 on: May 23, 2016, 02:45:58 PM »
I use electrical current at times as well.  Coincidentally, that's how I etched the POWER STAGES on my site.  I use current whenever acid doesn't bite

mfunky

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2163 on: June 14, 2016, 06:58:02 AM »

deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2164 on: June 14, 2016, 07:07:38 AM »
cool...whats that led 10mm?.
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mfunky

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2165 on: June 14, 2016, 07:08:48 AM »
cool...whats that led 10mm?.
Exactly.

deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2166 on: June 14, 2016, 07:10:04 AM »
looks good...i thought it was maybe a cover or something.. 8)
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mfunky

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Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2167 on: June 14, 2016, 07:25:09 AM »
It was one of these things you add to an order to get over the free-postage-limit. So I gave it a try with this Aion Fractal build and quite like it!

Sirppi

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2168 on: July 09, 2016, 09:20:26 AM »
First etch with NaOH, and first time trying to do a multicolor one:




duck_arse

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2169 on: July 09, 2016, 10:42:04 AM »
so, you'd be happy with the way it turned out?
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vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2170 on: July 09, 2016, 05:32:46 PM »


Whether you're happy with it or not, I can assure you I'm happy enough with it for the both of us. Killer etch  8)
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Sirppi

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2171 on: July 09, 2016, 06:39:13 PM »
so, you'd be happy with the way it turned out?

Whether you're happy with it or not, I can assure you I'm happy enough with it for the both of us. Killer etch  8)

Couldn't be much happier, I expected much less. :icon_surprised: The whole process was a lot smoother than with my previous etches with ferric chloride, although handling NaOH was much more unnerving.

I followed this guide, but used some weird cheap yellow toner transfer paper from china.

Thanks!   8)

hylandren

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2172 on: July 14, 2016, 02:11:51 PM »
Okay, that might be the etch of the year...

Quote from: Sirppi
The whole process was a lot smoother than with my previous etches with ferric chloride, although handling NaOH was much more unnerving.
Bwahahaha! Heck I had trouble even just figuring out the steps of your photo series!
Question: Why did using NaOH unnerve you? I've always used Ferric Chloride, so I don't know the difference.




Hexjibber

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2173 on: July 14, 2016, 06:15:30 PM »



Dude, that is f*cking wicked! Great job!

Glad you found the tutorial of use, keep up the good work!

stringsthings

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2174 on: July 16, 2016, 01:30:01 AM »
First etch with NaOH, and first time trying to do a multicolor one:



This is one of the prettiest etches I've ever seen!  Great design and perfect color combination.
Thanks for sharing the pic tutorial.  Makes me really want to try this.

Sirppi

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2175 on: July 16, 2016, 06:31:07 PM »
Okay, that might be the etch of the year...

Already? Thanks :icon_redface:

Bwahahaha! Heck I had trouble even just figuring out the steps of your photo series!
Question: Why did using NaOH unnerve you? I've always used Ferric Chloride, so I don't know the difference.

I tried to be overly cautious with the NaOH (sodium hydroxide/lye) solution because apparently it is highly corrosive to the skin (Fight Club!) and a drop to the eye may blind you.
E: And also etching metals with NaOH releases hydroxide, which should not be of much concern if you're in a well ventilated area and not prolongedly filling your lungs with it and suffocating. I did it in the parking lot of our apartment building, and kept away from the enclosure as it was etching.



Dude, that is f*cking wicked! Great job!
Glad you found the tutorial of use, keep up the good work!

Thanks a lot! For the tutorial too, my friend achieved his first etch following it and it puts my first efforts to shame.  :icon_rolleyes:

This is one of the prettiest etches I've ever seen!  Great design and perfect color combination.
Thanks for sharing the pic tutorial.  Makes me really want to try this.

Thank you! You should, all it takes is patience to do it well.


More soon...  :icon_wink:
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 06:56:22 PM by Sirppi »

samhay

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2176 on: July 18, 2016, 05:49:57 AM »
I tried to be overly cautious with the NaOH ...

You can handle it (although I shouldn't recomend it) if your hands are dry. It is essentially the gold standard of bases, so once it gets wet, it gets hot and becomes very alkaline.
I would suggest you don't store the liquid solution - it is actually quite corrosive to glass - and can be disposed of down an outside drain when diluted.

p.s. nice etch.
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statzern

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2177 on: July 23, 2016, 08:35:57 PM »
Finally re-did a previous failure I posted. Last time, the enclosure came out great, but the circuit board was too wide to fit! Now upsized to a 125b, everything fits just right.

This is a Tube Screamer 808 ala GGG, with AMZ fat mod and diode selector switch. Otherwise, stock values. Have to say, this thing totally rocks with my newly restored Sovtek Mig 100H. That is another post, which you might check out if you're interested, here: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/sovtek-mig-100h-power-transformer-wiring.1695939/




vigilante397

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2178 on: July 25, 2016, 12:07:59 AM »


I said this last time and I'll say it again: I freaking love that box! ;D
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stallik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2179 on: July 25, 2016, 11:28:28 AM »
I like it too....with the exception of that white washer.
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