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bootstrap
11-21-2010, 10:53 AM
Like the title says, who has made their own etching machine? how did it turn out?

Thanks,

Will

Josh Dabney
11-21-2010, 01:24 PM
Will,

Many many makers have made etchers following the Chris Crawford tutorial mtself included. Works like a charm.

-Josh

Justin King
11-21-2010, 01:32 PM
http://knifedogs.com/showthread.php?11480-Any-advjce-on-building-an-etcher&highlight=etch+machine

Sean Cochran
11-21-2010, 07:14 PM
Will,

Many many makers have made etchers following the Chris Crawford tutorial mtself included. Works like a charm.

-Josh

Same here. I think it took me about half an hour, and about $50. Works great.

bootstrap
11-22-2010, 12:45 AM
i have toying with idea of making my own after reading chris crawford's tutorial. it could be a fun holiday project.

Bob Warner
11-26-2010, 05:01 PM
I have made a few and gave Chris Crawford the information he used to do a tutorial on my design. If you follow that, you will get a good machine. 12V is better than 25V, I don't remember what the tutorial says.

Boss Dog has the same information and his version of the tutorial on his site also. http://www.mickleyknives.com/html/etching_tutorial.html

Chris and Tracey have gotten more mileage out of the tutorials than I have.

There is a lot better machine that I built for a video for Centercross Instructional Videos. It etches, anodizes and plates.

Fellhoelter
11-27-2010, 12:09 AM
From those that built using that tutorial, did you ground one of the output wires like Chris advises in step 1B?

If so, what happened?

Seems like a dead short sending one of the outputs to ground like that.