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My mark

Discussion in 'Making Your Mark' started by Icho-, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    That's awesome. Can't wait to see it!

    Just wondering about the etching solution. When I tested my etcher I used electrical tape as a stencil and water with a few dashes of table salt for the solution and a q tip as the contact or whatever its called. I was very impressed with the results. It was able to etch pretty deep and it blackened nicely. I didn't want to get too fancy till I could prove my etcher works. My actual stencil will be the true test. How much better is the proper solution?
     
  2. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    Received my new makers mark from T.U.S. Technologies , these people in particular Jan were great to deal with..........
    I have their contact info if anyone is interested, I will etch a blade this weekend and post a pic when I can (inlaws are over)........so not sure when......
    I'm a huge Loveless fan so for those of you that know him may find my logo un-original !! ha LOL !!
     
  3. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    I also delt with Jan at TUS technologies and was happy with service.
     
  4. stevebates

    stevebates Member

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    Awesome...I've been using Jan from the start she's great, I contact here for all my custom and personalized stencil and no complaints here :D
     
  5. Rob W

    Rob W Active Member

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    good to know , your happy with their product then by the sounds of it......
     
  6. stevebates

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    You bet Rob, the first and only to get my business and as you know fast shipping :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Sounds like T.U.S. might be worth checking out. I've been making my own stencils but I'm having trouble getting fine detail to show up in them. I had to simplify the mark for my KITH blade.
     
  8. stevebates

    stevebates Member

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    You get great detail with theses stencils Myth and a little shot of neutralite and they clean up like new.
     
  9. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    I have been making my own like myth, but have not had any issues yet. I don't have any super fine detail in mine though, just the lettering, so that may be why. I was not sure about making my own at first but my brother bought me the materials for Christmas so I had to try it out. Took a few try's to get the timing down for exposure, but now I love the freedom of it. I can cheaply and quickly make anything I need, whether its a customer name, a steel type, or some logo or design. Next plan is to try some stencils that actually are just decorative, such as scrollwork and things. I have seen some guys online electro chem etch some bolsters and blades and things, and it actually looks like engraving if done correctly.
     
  10. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Active Member

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    Looks much better with the bottom text flipped. I had to youtube MS Word to figure out how to write curved text. What a learning curve! (groan)
     
  11. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Do you guys buy your stencils pre-made or do you use the laser printer/shiny paper method? I need to start adding my mark.
     
  12. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Active Member

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    I got mine from Erniesknives.
     
  13. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    I got them pre made from http://www.tustech.com/admin/ecst . very quick and easy. The nice thing is if you re order the same stencil again it only costs about $15 for the sheet.
     
  14. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Mark looks great Icho. Very nice.
     

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