Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 803097 times)

deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2200 on: September 14, 2016, 12:01:09 PM »
love the mix of etch and hammer....very cool.  8)


kev, i followed your tips, you will be hearing from my solicitor soon.... :icon_twisted:
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stallik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2201 on: September 14, 2016, 04:08:40 PM »
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kev, i followed your tips, you will be hearing from my solicitor soon.... :icon_twisted:

Why Rob, does he need personal instruction in the technique? ;D

Pettol - love that logo. There's so much going on in it yet it looks simple. Pi over 2 and the symbols. Really neat job
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

hylandren

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2202 on: September 18, 2016, 08:34:13 AM »
Wow, another beauty Pettol!
Still can't get over how you and dead astronaut get such thin fine lettering to come out so cleanly on your etches.

Pettol

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2203 on: September 21, 2016, 05:08:09 AM »
Thanks a lot guys!

Benoi31

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2204 on: September 23, 2016, 03:47:18 AM »
My latest etch. Combining reversed etch and hammer paint turned out to be quite tricky. I'm satisfied with the result, but it's not perfect (I think you can see it on the knob labels).




And the usual mess inside.


Wow... I think it IS perfect!
Really clean, in and out!

lars-musik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2205 on: September 24, 2016, 06:40:46 PM »
Pettol, your enclosures are beyond me... You must have some kind of laser or ion beam contraption hidden in your cellar.

Nevertheless I am going to show my latest results here.



The etches are always great to my eye but after I realized that an all-aluminum pedal board is of no use on a stage I decided to add some colour. And at that point my pedals always start to look heavily-used.





But I got used to it and now I even define my style accordingly. 

VidSicious

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2206 on: October 07, 2016, 04:04:09 PM »
I like the way you think, Kevin. >:) Turmeric can be so colourful!
I sprayed my white knobs with glow in the dark paint and out a UV led instead of standard. Beautiful!

slashandburn

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2207 on: November 16, 2016, 08:10:07 PM »
Pettol those are some incredible etches. I wouldn't be brave enough to try to reverse etch with such a fine font. It looks insanely good. The hammered paint just takes it to another level.

Lars, 1590A builds are the stuff of nightmares for me. A "1590A reverse etch with 3 pots and 2 switches" sounds like and absolute ordeal.

Not sure I shared my last successful reverse etch here. It's not perfect but I was fairly happy with it. Which is saying something as I'm usually a miserable bastard.


Darkpoem9

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2208 on: December 06, 2016, 10:07:44 PM »
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darron

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2209 on: December 06, 2016, 10:42:08 PM »
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you'll have to post a link to a photo on the internet. that address is on your computer.
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Darkpoem9

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2210 on: December 09, 2016, 11:42:05 AM »

bloxstompboxes


Floor-mat at the front entrance to my former place of employment. Oh... the irony.

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2212 on: December 30, 2016, 03:54:49 PM »
I am the Anti-Russ (Cozybuilder)--

He keeps going smaller, and I keep going bigger!!

After about a year and a half hiatus.. took some time and started work again.  Finished this one today and have 3 more on the bench nearing completion!



Happy New Year! 

Mark
I used to really be with it!  That is, until they changed what "it" is.  Now, I can't find it.  And, I'm scared!  --  Homer Simpson's dad

ch1naski

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2213 on: December 30, 2016, 04:24:17 PM »
Clean and beautiful job.

Sent from my SM-N910P using Tapatalk

Mockingbird wish me luck.

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2214 on: December 30, 2016, 04:26:55 PM »
Thanks!  It has a little shadowing around the artwork.. and a scar (scratch) too.. but, it turned out acceptable.  Considering it is the first etch I have done in about 2 years.. I'm happy!  It was also hard sanding out this big enclosure.. I think it is a 1590X?  Something like that.

Good to be creating again.

MC
I used to really be with it!  That is, until they changed what "it" is.  Now, I can't find it.  And, I'm scared!  --  Homer Simpson's dad

stringsthings

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2215 on: December 30, 2016, 04:32:09 PM »
Looks very good.  Are you using some kind of sanding block?  Makes sanding enclosures a lot more effective.

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2216 on: December 30, 2016, 04:36:08 PM »
Actually-- I use a belt sander to get them down "near" flat now.. it speeds things up.  Then I use a sanding block with 220 or so grit paper to finish it.  Even with a belt sander, this box took a couple hours to get flat.

And the shadowing is my fault too.. I processed this about 3 minutes of etch.. Usually, I go about 2 minutes... But, I was trying for a good deep etch.  My fault.  It is all good as this is a 1st prototype of a new build/project.  I'm happy with it.
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I used to really be with it!  That is, until they changed what "it" is.  Now, I can't find it.  And, I'm scared!  --  Homer Simpson's dad

Cozybuilder

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2217 on: December 30, 2016, 07:10:26 PM »
Nice, clean, well-done etch. Looks fantastic Mark  8)
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duck_arse

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2218 on: December 31, 2016, 08:43:20 AM »
nice to see you back, mark.
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asreis85

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2219 on: December 31, 2016, 01:03:15 PM »
After 3 failed attempts, I was finally able to make my first etched enclosure.

I first try with NaOH but wasn't getting any good results. Either the etching was too much or not enough. So I decided to try ferric chloride and it was much easier. I'm still learning how to etch properly, and I know I should probably give this one a good shine, but I really like the "dirty" look of it. Afterall, it's a fuzz! And no, no knobs at least until I find one that goes well with the pedal.

The pedal itself is a Fuzz Factory clone, the Zombii Fuzz from MadBeans, with 2 AC128s. Any tips you guys might have would be appreciated.