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PE at home.
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:25 AM
Is it possible to make PE at home? If so, is it difficult?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:01 AM
Hey Derek,

There was an article in one of the model magazines one time about making your own PE parts but I don't recall off-hand which magazine or even roughly when it was. It didn't look that difficult (but don't things always look easier than they end up being?) :-) It involved getting a PC Board kit from Radio Shack (part # 276-1576) and just drawing your design on a sheet of brass and then disolving the brass around your design with this etching liquid. I've never tried it myself, although it did look intriguing, so I can't comment on the difficulty level.

Ray

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, March 20, 2003 4:16 PM
Scale Auto Enthusiast ran a article some years back. I've got it, e-mail me your e-mail address, and I'll find it and scan it to you. There is a photo etch machine that you can buy, but I can't remember where I saw it offhand. If I remember, I'll let you know.
Lee

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Thursday, March 20, 2003 4:22 PM
The July 1991 issue of your favorite modeling magazine has it all explained..!
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:34 PM
Yepper, check out the rags these fellas mentioned. And as a bit of encouragement, my Dad was able to make quite a bit of brass in the darkroom many years ago. After a few duds, he was pumping out some pretty neat stuff, for the time.

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, March 21, 2003 4:03 PM
Derek, I tried to e-mail you, they all came back. Email me your snail mail address, and I'll mail you copies if the FSM article, and the SAE article when I find it.
Lee

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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