Needing a prototype done for a shaft encoder, Steveastrouk
asked me to experiment with removal of paint on stainless steel using our laser cutter.
If successful the void in the paint could then be used to electrochemically etch the holes in the shaft encoder.
While not an instructable that's immediately accessible to a lot of people, hopefully you'll find the end result attractive and some of the instructions on prepping and painting metal useful. This instructable will hopefully serve as an introduction to several projects I'd like to publish over the next month.
Since shaft encoders are a bit boring, I also etched a graphic by HiddenPower
's logo and the hackaday
logo to see how solid images looked as well as to give me a more interesting title image. I think they turned out great!