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Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« on: March 29, 2015, 06:55:47 PM »
Rob just posted this today and it looks like a great tutorial. Just wanted to share it.

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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 07:14:10 PM »
Thanks Cody. His etches are always bad ass.

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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 07:54:07 PM »
Thanks for posting that. I want to start etching an enclosure in the next week or so.


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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 09:04:10 PM »
Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 09:53:23 PM »
Very cool and amazing stuff that Robert puts out and a fab tutorial! Sweet, thanks for posting!
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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2015, 09:59:55 PM »
Your fast Cody!  Was just about to share this as well :D
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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2015, 10:14:00 PM »
very cool, i might actually give that a shot sometime soon.  it looks so dang messy though!
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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2015, 10:15:34 PM »
Wow, that is very inviting to that finishing technique! :o

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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2015, 10:25:23 PM »
now to find some decent wet sandpaper that doesn't fall apart in 12 seconds, the stuff i have sucks
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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2015, 10:26:58 PM »
now to find some decent wet sandpaper that doesn't fall apart in 12 seconds, the stuff i have sucks

3M offers for their car autoshop series of product, sanding paper made for wet sanding, it's though, does'nt get clogged fast and will rince easily under water.
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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2015, 10:29:18 PM »
Thanks Cody for posting this. Why do I think we're going to see a bunch of etched boxes now in the build reports?

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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2015, 10:36:40 PM »
now to find some decent wet sandpaper that doesn't fall apart in 12 seconds, the stuff i have sucks

3M offers for their car autoshop series of product, sanding paper made for wet sanding, it's though, does'nt get clogged fast and will rince easily under water.
thanks for the heads up.  what kind is it, do you know?  is it the silicon carbide type?

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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2015, 10:59:03 PM »
now to find some decent wet sandpaper that doesn't fall apart in 12 seconds, the stuff i have sucks

3M offers for their car autoshop series of product, sanding paper made for wet sanding, it's though, does'nt get clogged fast and will rince easily under water.
thanks for the heads up.  what kind is it, do you know?  is it the silicon carbide type?

NM, i think i was searching for the wrong thing.  i believe the correct type is aluminum oxide...

That's the one i use for mechanical jobs.

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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2015, 07:01:39 AM »
Coincidentally I was going to etch some more boxes today, though I've been using caustic soda instead.



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Re: Deadastronaut's Enclosure Etching Tutorial
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2015, 11:13:28 AM »
thanks for sharing.
he makes it look sooo easy! I have to admit that the actual etching isn't too hard. It's the toner transfer that always seems to screw it up for me. No matter how long I iron, I always loose a little bit of detail. I'll have to try a few more times, maybe a coarser grid sanding paper will do the trick. Also, I might give FeCl3 another shot.
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