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Title: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: wstimson on July 07, 2014, 02:08:02 PM
I haven't boxed anything up in a while (put together at least a half-dozen pcbs with a few more almost there) because I was sick of decals and wanted to try etching, but was putting it off and doing some research.

Finally took the plunge on a couple of boxes over the weekend.  They came out better than I expected, but not as good as they could be.  Still, good effort for the first time and I learned a lot.

First a Supreax Deux...
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y480/wstimson/20140706_212516_zps3b3b4940.jpg)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y480/wstimson/20140706_212538_zpse3feae19.jpg)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y480/wstimson/20140706_212637_zps080da4b2.jpg)

Came out alright... left it in a bit too long and got a little pitting and lost some detail.  Oh well. 
Also didn't really plan this one out very well in terms of knob placement and graphics.  Really wanted the top mounted jacks, so I ended up having to flip the board and mount the controls upside down.  Oh well.  It's for me and I know what they do.  :)

Next a Mini-Me (based on the EHX Small Clone, I believe)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y480/wstimson/20140706_221823_zpsdad8f6e8.jpg)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y480/wstimson/20140706_221813_zps00c181f9.jpg)
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y480/wstimson/20140706_221405_zps7dc6314d.jpg)

This one came out better.  A bit more shallow of an etch and I almost lost some detail sanding off the black paint, but overall better.  :)

And one last shot of them together:
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y480/wstimson/20140706_221838_zps65843175.jpg)
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: playpunk on July 07, 2014, 02:14:10 PM
both of those are sweet.
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: selfdestroyer on July 07, 2014, 02:28:23 PM
Great etch work, Love the Supro logo and that color blue goes well together.

Cody
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: m-Kresol on July 07, 2014, 02:29:48 PM
Really nice first etches. Way better than mine. I also like the blue on the first one.
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: Leevibe on July 07, 2014, 02:31:30 PM
Both look great! Points for the storm trooper.
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: bcalla on July 07, 2014, 03:11:32 PM
Well done.  Both came out great.
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: chuckbuick on July 07, 2014, 08:48:39 PM
Nice etches.  The stormtrooper is killer.
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: gordo on July 07, 2014, 09:08:15 PM
Nicely done!  What did you end up using for masking and etchant?  I've kinda thrown in the towel using magazine paper and ferric chloride (which works very well for boards).
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: Alaboogie on July 07, 2014, 10:14:54 PM
Sick trooper!
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: mah62 on July 08, 2014, 02:47:14 AM
super builds, Bill! I keep trying to do this and fucking it right up :-(
What do yo use, Ferric chloride?

Mark
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: wstimson on July 08, 2014, 08:25:40 AM
I used glossy photo paper and a laser printer for the masking. And a roughly 1:1 mix of muriatic acid (15% concentration) and hydrogen peroxide (3%) for the etchant.
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: flanagan0718 on July 08, 2014, 09:13:14 AM
These look great. Love the Storm Trooper one!
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: derevaun on July 08, 2014, 02:35:12 PM
Nice solid design! I like the top mounted jacks--IMHO they're worth the lower knobs.
Title: Re: First etched enclosures - Supreaux Deux & Mini-Me
Post by: arthurc on July 13, 2014, 06:24:22 PM
Those look great, the blue really went well with the logo, it has a "relic" look.