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Making my own photo-etched parts?

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 27, 2003 12:51 PM
Check this out:
http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Fea1/601-700/Fea688_F-4_Greutert/fea688.html

here is also an article here:
http://www.prototrains.com/
  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: New Zealand
Posted by nicholma on Thursday, November 27, 2003 1:59 AM
I'm with you jon, there has been mention of this techique in several different model mags recently but I've never seen a feature on how to do it. Hopefully someone can help??
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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    November 2005
Making my own photo-etched parts?
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 27, 2003 1:54 AM
Have many of you done this stuff? I've read in some articles and books how to do it, but I've never been super confident.

What do you use as a base metal? I've heard anything from popcans, to brass sheet. Is there a thickness measurement that needs to be followed?

How about brands of etching solution. I haven't looked for it yet, its pry at my hardware store...but we also have a few glass places out here...will glass etch work?

So, I need to make some very specific shapes...which I want to do with my computer...how do I transfer those to the metal?

Hmmmm....a lot I know, but maybe one of you who has done this for him/her self could maybe help me along a little

-thanks for the info
-jon
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