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Scratching the Etching Itch

Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator

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    May 14, 2010
    Wow that came quick!
    Looks awesome.
     
  2. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Let's give that a shot.
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  3. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator

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    May 14, 2010
    Nice. Those look crisp. How big are those?
     
  4. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    The big one is 0.65 without the tail and 0.75" with the tail. It should look nice on larger blades

    The smaller one is about 0.6", it may be a little big for smaller knives, my stamp is 0.45"

    Hopefully I can get things to work, no clue what I'm doing here.
     
  5. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Looks like I may need to find a thinner font and space the letters out a little bit more. The M looks a little stout, and the D & O run together. Etcher should be here Thursday.

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  6. Rupestris

    Rupestris Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2006
    That yellow plastic spreader is the same type used to spread body filler (bondo) on cars. If you need more, look up "body filler spreader" on Amazon. E-Z MIX is one of the better brands.
     
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  7. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator

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    May 14, 2010
    I love the devil tail Redmedow that will look sweet!
     
  8. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    That's funny, I thought the same thing and my next thought was, "Rupe will know". Not sure what I use it for though, maybe it's for glass etching?
    I guess it is a devil's tail huh, I thought it was just a swoopy doo lol.
     
  9. mitch4ging

    mitch4ging Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2015
    2008_Underwood_focused.jpg :D
     
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  10. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Looks like Devil's tail to me, now try it out and post some pics.
     
  11. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    The etcher should be here Halloween, I'll be chomping at the bit to try it if the sugar crash doesn't hit me beforehand!
     
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  12. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    The progression of this should be fun to watch. Many of the wind tunnel model parts we have made are etched in a similar fashion. Next time I'm out at the model vendor in Huntington Beach, I'll have to pick their brains a little.

    Funny how everyone seems to like the 2nd font. Me too! I don't know if this is good or bad... :eek:
     
  13. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Etcher made it in today, looking forward to testing some stencils. Looks like a well made little unit.
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  14. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    First attempt, too much etch and waaay too much mark. I also need to thin my font, and increase the space between a couple of letters. I need to get a better program, "rich text editor" makes it a pain in the arse.

    (Full tang bullnose template for a Guinea pig)
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    [​IMG]
     
  15. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator

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    May 14, 2010
    Try the inkscape. It has a little bit of a learning curve but it's free. Lots of tutorials on YT. You'll figure it out pretty quickly.
     
  16. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Downloaded it and checking it out now.
     
  17. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Inkscape is perfect so far, I can measure everything, space individual letters, curve things and do all kinds of stuff, good call Tim.
     
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  18. T.Knotts

    T.Knotts Moderator Moderator

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    May 14, 2010
    Save as an SVG and you can enlarge or shrink and not lose resolution
     
  19. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    The doohickey thingamajig doin it's thing.
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  20. Redmeadow Knives

    Redmeadow Knives John Conner / lessismore Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 29, 2010
    Quick update, I've got a large and a small design that's gonna do the trick.

    Had to move to a simpler font. I'll revisit the swoopy swoop when I get some more etchig under my belt, I can't get it crisp enough yet.

    The camera skewed these, they look like they're half italics. The top two are the most recent and really crisp to the eye. I gotta quit lookin at them through the Optivisor!

    I think these are presentable, let me know what you think.

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    I know this isn't the most excited thread but it's all part of the process. I recorded a video making the stencil and etching, I might add it later.
     
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