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The Electro-etch Custom Logo stencil is made by a Knifemaker for Knifemakers

Blue Lightning Stencil Material is Homemade Original

(secret recipe)

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made in USA 


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         POWER SUPPLY

The pictures below shows a handmade power supply that

I made for electro-etching my logo into my knife. 

 

Powers Supply schematic 81215                                 Power Supply wiring 81215

  Power supply schematic is above ...left. 

The case cover is removed to show the wiring. Case is 5" X 5.5". 

Different size is your choice.

Click on the Power Supply schematic for a PDF of the Schematic.

Locate the needed parts at any local electronic supply store.

 


EXCELLENT start-UP POWER SUPPLY


 EEtching Power Supply

www.elenco.com/admin_data/pdffiles/XP-625_REV-F.pdf

Use a 14 volt DC voltage output.  Change setting if you want to

 


POWER SUPPLY HAND MARKER

This Hand Marker will do the job and last you for years maybe a decade or two. 

An advantage is if you want to change the size you can easily do it. 

Make the tip section 1/4" larger than the logo you are etching into your knife. 

The size allows you to firmly press down evenly across the entire logo. 

 There are many other Hand Markers to buy and use....make your own

 This one will be custom made by you for you.


Makers Hand Unit

 HAND MARKER SIZES

 

Marker Felt    Marker Parts    Maker before Assembly Marker lead and cap

                                

        Marker Before Top  Marker before felt  

Marker Ready

FINISHED 

 

Step one Plus: 

 Assemble supplies. Felt from Jo-Ann Fabrics, 1/4 20 X 5"

stainless steel bolt from Home Depot, 1" round Oak stock,

from Home Depot, 1" Chair leg pad from Home Depot, 

Brass Bar .750" X .750" X 1.5" from Sheffield's Knife Supply,

Rubber band from Office Max. The Marker brass is that size because

 I test various size stencils.  Cut Oak stock to desired length. 

 Drill 1/4" hole through center of Oak stock. 

Drill and tap brass bar and do not go through the bar. 

Place two washers and a 1/4 20 nut on the bolt.  Pass the bolt through the Oak Stock and tighten it firmly.  

Take your banana plug lead wire and tin it with solder.  Drill the Chair leg cup just below

the hard tip section with a .125" drill bit.  Do not run the bit in and out. 

You want some rubber fiber left in the hole to better hold the wire,

  bend the wire tip to go around the bolt and place it in between the washers

 and firmly tighten the nut against the Oak stock. 

Hack saw the top of the bolt off and clean it up with your belt grinder. 

Place the cup over the nut, washers and wire. 

Press it firmly against a hard surface to make sure it's all the way down. 

Shape the wood as you prefer.  Take a long strip of felt and fold it. 

Place it over the brass tip.  Fasten with a rubber band.  You're ready to etch. 

To clean brass after etching just remove the felt and scrape the end

of the brass bar across a piece of 220 grit sandpaper that is firmly supported.


Here is the Video link on how to etch your Logo into your Knife

 

How to Etch Logo


 

Blue Lightning Top Logo  

Directions to use the Blue Lightning Custom power supply magnet button.

It is Handmade from Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet.

The Blue Lightning power supply magnet button allows you to more easily position

the positive/plus voltage to the blade any part of the blade you want to have contact with.

It also allows you to use the Alligator clip if you are etching

 non/low carbon metal...nickel, brass, aluminum

To use, insert the small side of the Alligator jaw clip

(attached to the power supply lead line)

into the Blue Lightning Magnet button and place it on the blade

wherever you want .


Proceed with your Logo etching steps.

 

Etching Power Supply Power Clip                      Etching Power Supply Clip 

COST

Total cost ( USA ) includes Free Priority mail....$20.00

SAVINGS.....$10.00 with Logo Stencil order.

NEW MAGNET CONTACT BUTTON .... HOMEMADE  !

It works excellent   !!

 

 

We take Visa and Mastercard

 

The "GRINDSTONE"  accept Visa/Master Credit Card. 

Email your mailing address via email and you can call 1-407-568-5438

with the Card numbers 

M/F -  9:00 AM until 5:00 PM EST.

 

Thank you !

 


 

TITANIUM ETCH SAMPLE

The etch is better on the Titanium than in the picture. 

Blue Lightning Electrolyte

Titanium Etch Semper Fi

TITANIUM MIL - T9046 CP-1

below is Titanium ( 5.6 AL4V0 )  Knife Clips etched with Logo

The etched Logo was not cleaned up for anodizing step

Test Clips....excellent etch !

Titanium Knife Clip Bare    Titanium Knife Clip Etched 


 

Etch Blocker

ETCH BLOCKER

The Etch Blocker was used here to block an area from being sandblasted. 

The patterns were just cut with sharp scissors. 

The Etch Blocker is placed on the steel with straight down high pressure...puuush it down firmly.

The protected area was sanded finely but could be mirror polished before sandblasting. 

The Etch Blocker pattern can easily be more intricate. 

The steel is 416 SS and was sandblasted straight down with regular sand at 80 lbs. 

The Etch Blocker can also be used when you etch Damascus. 

After sandblasting remove the Etch Blocker and line up your logo and etch it into your steel 

 A short picture tutorial is on this web page....DAMASCUS...


 

SAMPLE GOLD INLAY

Click here for Tutorial page

This is stainless steel finished with 800 grit sandpaper and

the dark background is just a reflection.

Thank you !

 


 

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