Intro: Custom CRYOSHELL Pendant.
As you may or may not know, I am a fan of the Danish rock band CRYOSHELL. Inspired by Mrballeng, I decided to craft my own custom pendant to help promote their music.
I started with a piece of 1/16" galvanized steel sheet and then used an angle grinder to cut out a rough rectangle. Next, I used a bench grinder to smooth things up and round off the corners. After that, I went back to the angle grinder and ground the little "chips" off the surface (you know what I'm talking about, don't you? That stuff that makes the metal look speckled). Once that was done, I used the method for applying the stencil described by Kactapuss in "Budget Exacto Knife Metal Engraving" . I followed the instructions up to the point where one would begin etching with the above-mentioned knife. However, instead of using the exacto to etch the logo into the metal, I cheated and used an engraver bit on my handy-dandy dremel. To wrap things up, I made a jump ring from a wire coat hanger and strung the lot onto a chain that I had lying around.
As you can see, the logo is intricate, to say the least. The engraving was by no means an easy task. It took at least 3 solid hours just to cut out the design, plus another hour with the dremel. Of course, you have to take into account the fact that this is an incredibly complex logo. If you chose a simpler design I'm sure it would be a much quicker process.
Have fun, and be on the lookout for new Instructables.
PS: Please take a look at CRYOSHELL's Youtube channel . I hope you like the music-but even if you don't, tell your friends, and maybe they will.
Update! I just entered this in the epilog contest. Please vote for me!