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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2014, 08:52:11 AM »
I don't usually gush over klones, but this one is exceptionally well-done. Your granny will be super pleased with it, I'm sure.
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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2014, 08:57:44 AM »
wowzers!

That looks incredible!

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2014, 09:42:48 AM »
That's just gorgeous! Well done and bravo.

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2014, 10:27:21 AM »
Wow!  Thanks guys. I hope she likes it as much as you guys do. ;D
Lots of work went into it so I'm glad to see it paid off.

That's really cool! Do you do anything to protect the lettering afterwards?

Believe it or not, crayon is surprisingly durable. Like I said, a gunsmith showed me how to do that. I filled the lettering on my handgun and it hasn't messed up at all after a few thousand rounds through it. Even when it gets warm from shooting and the slide cycling. And going in and out of my holster it hasn't chipped or melted.
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I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2014, 01:28:39 PM »
Beautiful build. Lucky Grandma!

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2014, 08:30:28 PM »
That looks terrific, can't wait to see the video.

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2014, 12:01:33 PM »
Wow, an exceptionally good looking pedal!

White Crayon on the etch, huh? Seriously? How do you keep the edges so clean when you clean away the excess ? I am intrigued, if you care to give more details...


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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2014, 04:04:24 PM »
Nice looking pedal

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2014, 02:33:28 PM »
Wicked job man. :)

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2014, 10:25:28 AM »
I'm going to have a go at this waxing the crack thing...  Do you have a link to the crayon/wax you used?

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2014, 01:27:28 PM »
Wonderful looking pedal, one of my favourite klons yet!

I tried this technique yesterday as was having issues with the contrast after laser engraving. I used a normal wax crayon I had, I imagine most will work just fine.

I heated the enclosure from inside for about 10 seconds with a small blow torch, not focussing the heat too much on one spot. Then attempted to colour in the engraving, the crayon melts and fills it nicely. I put a little excess on and made sure it was all a uniform colour. Popped it in the freezer for 5-10 mins, got it out and rubbed the top with a soft cloth, the friction causes enough heat to remove any excess wax and leaves the engraved area filled.

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2014, 05:17:46 PM »
Are we clearcoating over the wax?  Or will that not work?

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Re: Granny's Klon (Sunking)
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2014, 08:50:27 PM »
I love this build and it was one of my votes in the spring contest.

....just has that super slick "wow" factor.