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Steel Etching and Marking from a DC Adapter
Leather Stropping Wheel
i have a vinyl cutter,thanks !
Thanks for this easy and useful tool idea!Mine wasn't as fancy as some people's here, but it sure got the job done.It works a bit slower in brass, but I got etches deep enough in steel to add solder inlays. - ch5
Fun little project.Used a 7.5v DC charger with 0.7A. For some reason when I measured it turned up as 11.3vDC and 9.8vAC.It worked though.Would recommend getting something with a bit higher voltages.Etched horisontal liter measurements and numbers next to them on a steel pot I use for homebrewing.Took the better part of 5 minutes for etching and marking every piece.Luckily the pad I used was so wide that it could cover two stencils at the same time, so I saved some time there.It turned out ok. Some spillage where the water somehow managed to get under the tape I used to lock the stencils in place.The marking was a different story though.I did 4x 10seconds, with 5 seconds pauses. Barely made a mark.Then I did 2x 30 seconds on top of that with a 5 seconds pause (only for the numbers though).Most of the numbers turned out ok, but some were uneven.Some of the horisontal lines lost all the markings after rinsing them.Not entirely sure what happened there. They were all given the same treatment.For stencils I used black electrical tape for the lines.For the numbers I bought a pack of cardboard stencils at a hobby store, then transfered those to a map/book plastic coating (the kind you pull off a back paper and stick the transparent plastic to your book as extra protection), then cut out the letters using a very sharp fruit knife (Yes, fruit :P - it was sharper than my carpenters knife ><)Great project though. Was fun to dabble with :) - OddM1
How'd you make the stencil for that one? Was it too a DIY project or did you have one made for you?
I have always been a huge fan of copper and bronze and I plan to try to forge a knife using this metal.
Could a knife be made of this?
Copper and Brass Raindrop Mokume Gane
That looks great!
It should be noted that with a toggle switch, the internal contacts are opposite the lever. So when the lever is down the center and top contacts are closed. This isn't a problem as you can either label the switch based on the output (AC or DC) or you can simply rotate the switch in the hole 180° to match your labelling. Good luck!
Thank you !
reading ac dc
DIY Leather Border Stamp Kit
In ac I'm reading Dc and in ac I'm getting DC why ?
This is the reading I'm getting
Ok I notice some errors in you diagram the ac Is the (blue wires ) and the black ( dc) but in your picture of the multimeter when you are testing the blue wires you have the switch up and is reading (AC)? In the second picture you have the switch down to the black wires and is reading (DC ) ? Can you please help me I'm trying to make one but I'm lost rigth now
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Wow, I have never seen that before. I'd check the batteries in the meter.Dan
My adapter is not plug in and is reading cd or ac voltage :( I'm lost right now ?
I have some details on my blog: http://dcknives.blogspot.com/p/2-x-72-belt-grinder...Including dimensions and building the tool arms. Dan
Great stuff thanks!
is this the right place (showing by the pencil)??? because i solder the wires to the big dots of soldering ( on the back of the transformer )
I was using this adaptor in this part that I just engrave I will make another one so that the image be black
Thanks! I will try and make it
hi can i use this type of adapter ???
That looks like the right kind.
this stuff is really awesome, specially the way you demonstrated it sir :)
As a former wood-carver, I used a cloth wheel on one of my bench grinders for the final phase of sharpening my knife and other tools. The key for getting a perfect edge with a cloth wheel was to frequently coat the surface with jeweler's rouge. My tools needed a mirror finish so there would be no minor scratch marks in the art piece. I've never tried a leather wheel so I don't know how fine of a finish it puts on a tool, but if ya need a mirror finish I imagine jeweler's rouge would help. Oh yeah, and always be sure to keep your tool from over-heating, as that would remove the temper from the steel. I've ruined more than one expensive tool that way!
Yes the outer layers of the billet stick to the steel. It's a bit tough taking them off.
Great instructable! When you heated and cooled the M-G billet, did it get stuck to steel press plates at all?Thank you for the excellent website - I really enjoyed browsing the content. I will be attempting to make your DC adaptor mod (I was successful to etch with just using DC, but would like the dark logo).Regards,Matt
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