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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #50 on: February 19, 2015, 12:37:47 PM »
Rob's work is so amazing   :bugeye:   :bugeye:   :bugeye: that I have to take a courage pill before I dare post my simple stuff!   :doh:   :doh:   :doh: 
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2015, 01:02:08 PM »
I second that, Pete.... :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2015, 03:20:01 AM »
Thanks Joe , Pete and Steve  :beer: :wave:

I need a valve to control the air flow , so I decided to make a butterfly valve  :dremel:

The valve body so far. Machined from a bit mystery steel .




Setting the flat in the correct orientation with the PCD of the slots .








Body done  :dremel:



And a couple of BRASS bushes (not to be confused with Bronzes as that's quite different   :palm: )   for the spindle were machined up and pressed into the body .





I Nickel  plated the valve body to give it some corrosion resistances  :zap:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2015, 02:09:28 PM »
Hmpf, i have Aciera as well.. why doesnt my bits look like that. ;D
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2015, 03:31:20 PM »
Hmpf, i have Aciera as well.. why doesnt my bits look like that. ;D

 :) I am sure it works the same Neo  :poke: :lol:

Decided to do something different today , so I etched up some name plates to go on the forge and blower , smaller two  are to go on some tooling I have made .

 


Undecided on weather or not to add a colour infill  :scratch:

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2015, 03:39:34 PM »
Etched... how.. when does these etching, plating and all around goodie things come in a project log - more like tutorial ??  :drool:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2015, 04:01:13 PM »
Very nice Rob, even by your normally excellent standard - you must tell more  :bow:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2015, 04:23:22 PM »
Rob, your'e really blurring the line for us between praise and expletives!
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2015, 04:55:59 PM »
Rob

I'm running out of things to say. I think a nice bright background colour would be nice. Pick a colour and make it you.   :D


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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2015, 04:59:57 PM »
 Hi Rob , came out really nice, you might as well try one with the inlay , British racing Green maybe ?? or deep racing red if its going on grey machine ?

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2015, 05:08:54 PM »
Cheers Lads  :beer:

When I get things sorted I will do a how to , its just photo etching not at all hard to do  :dremel:

I will pick up some spray paint tomorrow , I only have Black on the shelf , must remember some wet n dry as well  .


Thanks Rob


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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2015, 05:00:57 PM »
well dune rob

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2015, 11:07:22 PM »
I like the etchings. Fantastic stuff... another thing I need to learn to do!
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2015, 02:47:39 PM »
Cheers Bob and Eric  :beer:

Decided to try a Blue infill  :)



Still room for improvement ,a few things I need to work on ,like were I cut through the plating  :Doh:  , but for now it will do to slap on  the forge  :thumbup:

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #64 on: February 23, 2015, 02:58:00 PM »
So, which etching method do you use? Is it basically like making PCB boards (shine light through some positive printout, develop with NaOH, then etch with FeCl3 or something like that)?

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2015, 03:01:01 PM »
Very nice mate
It would look great in dark green
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2015, 03:01:17 PM »
That should dress up the forge right smart, Rob!  :thumbup:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2015, 03:07:18 PM »
So, which etching method do you use? Is it basically like making PCB boards (shine light through some positive printout, develop with NaOH, then etch with FeCl3 or something like that)?

Yer , basically the same process as making a PCB board .


Cheers John ,,,,,not green  :palm:


That should dress up the forge right smart, Rob!  :thumbup:
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Aye its all aboot the BLING Steve  ,,,,it  wont make the forge work any better  :lol: :lol:

Think I will have ago at some Aluminium plate and Anodize them to see what they look like ,,,,,,,,,,,, may look cooooool  :med:



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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2015, 03:33:30 PM »
That's real swish looking. I'll have to have a try at making some plates myself some time. Is it just steel?

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2015, 03:47:43 PM »
That's real swish looking. I'll have to have a try at making some plates myself some time. Is it just steel?

I used Brass Simon , Steel should work OK , I will be giving Ally and Steel ago .

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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2015, 04:13:46 PM »
Could brick acid be used for etching as that is easily available and pretty cheap ?
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2015, 04:58:20 PM »
Very Very nice Rob, but i bet you have bought a new even better camera :lol: cos your stuff looks more betterfull ( is that a word ? ) than ever. :thumbup:
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2015, 05:09:36 PM »
Could brick acid be used for etching as that is easily available and pretty cheap ?

It it's the same as muriatic acid (dilute hydrochloric) here I generally use that for cleaning scale and zinc off of steel, but it seems to leave the steel intact. Maybe because it's diluted, or I didn't notice -- even after a couple of mistaken overnight cleanings in it.

It also seems to work well to clean scale off of brazing and copper based parts that I've tried. But again, i didn't notice it eating away the base metal.

It will really tear into zinc, though!
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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2015, 05:13:51 PM »
Could brick acid be used for etching as that is easily available and pretty cheap ?

Hi Joules , I used Ferric Chloride (the same gear used to etch PCBs ) , if you have Brick cleaner (usually Hydrochloric acid) to hand then give it ago , it may work .


Very Very nice Rob, but i bet you have bought a new even better camera :lol: cos your stuff looks more betterfull ( is that a word ? ) than ever. :thumbup:
Lyn still trying ...


Cheers Lyn    :beer:  ,,,,,,,,,,,,, and no same camera ,just better at Photoshop  :)




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Re: Coke Forge Build
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2015, 05:15:06 PM »
I forgot -- I have done electrochemical etching of steel  -- to make reed valves for pulsejet engines. Maybe that's a possibility. But i think there'd be some undercutting of the letters if you went anywhere near as deep as Rob has.....
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