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    Sticky: Your killing me smalls! :) Hope all is well on...

    Your killing me smalls! :) Hope all is well on your end and I am sure we can all understand and sympathize. MTFBWY.
  2. JB, Thank you and I agree. If you look at this...

    JB,

    Thank you and I agree. If you look at this thread I etched quite a few "spare" parts and test pieces to get just the right combination of circumstances salt/water/electricity combination. Not...
  3. Thank you ARKM, I was more nervous etching this...

    Thank you ARKM, I was more nervous etching this part than I was when I was cutting it. This came out as good as it did thanks to you and the others here on this forum that have passed on their...
  4. Thank you for the compliment! Now I have to...

    Thank you for the compliment! Now I have to decide what comes below the shroud :) I hope you can finish yours before the deadline... "Do or Do Not. There is no try." Yoda.
  5. Sorry it took so long... Life got in the way,...

    Sorry it took so long... Life got in the way, then I misplaced the vinyl stickers... Here is the etched emitter, Before and after... I am pleased with the results. I also have a picture with the...
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    Sticky: That is why I dare not post it anywhere... Only a...

    That is why I dare not post it anywhere... Only a month to go before the submission deadline... :)
  7. Thanks, I am so nervous about cutting into the...

    Thanks, I am so nervous about cutting into the actual emitter piece... But it will be worth it.
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    Sticky: Not being able to post this is almost as bad as...

    Not being able to post this is almost as bad as the COVID-19 quarantine :)
  9. I will be working on the actual emitter piece...

    I will be working on the actual emitter piece possibly starting tomorrow.. I will post pictures when it is complete.

    Thanks again!
    Jon
  10. ARKM, First, I want to thank you for all the...

    ARKM,

    First, I want to thank you for all the time you spent with me on perfecting my technique. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your help. I also cannot believe how good it looks! This...
  11. Ok, thank you then I will try with the vinyl...

    Ok, thank you then I will try with the vinyl tomorrow...
  12. Really? It is not too shallow? It was kind of a...

    Really? It is not too shallow? It was kind of a rush job today... So that is a good etch? I will try again tomorrow with some Vinyl stickers I bought as the resist...I also got my press and peel...
  13. Ok so here it is again... 4.5 cups water 3/4 cup...

    Ok so here it is again... 4.5 cups water 3/4 cup salt. 3.1v 1.64a for 10 minutes.. Proper before and after pics(I hope)..
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/2Yihkbs3PujJL6pr6
  14. Arkm, I will do another test tomorrow with...

    Arkm,

    I will do another test tomorrow with less salt because unless I start putting resistors in the circuit I cannot lower the amperage... I am trying to get it slower for a cleaner etch.. I will...
  15. Ok, here is a 10 minute etch time with 3.1v...

    Ok, here is a 10 minute etch time with 3.1v 1.75a..

    Before polish https://photos.app.goo.gl/WmpySwqdLWLcAHK87
    After polish https://photos.app.goo.gl/Zgs7oqzKwccxP3KCA
  16. JB/Arkm, As always,, I appreciate the input...

    JB/Arkm,

    As always,, I appreciate the input and I will heed your advice.. I will try again later using the 3.3v output and take a look every couple of minutes to check the depth. I am using a 4 to...
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    Jbkuma, I was actually not trying to be vague,...

    Jbkuma,

    I was actually not trying to be vague, but I would like to know if possible the OD of the threaded end of the MHS pommel pieces to see if I could somehow use one in a DIY build... If it is...
  18. So I think 2 minutes is the magic number, what do...

    So I think 2 minutes is the magic number, what do you think?
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/HZYkPuQbyLjdw5YW6
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    Question about MHS pommels...

    Hey all,

    Can anyone tell me what the OD of the threaded end of the pommel is? I am just looking at options for my next DIY build and the pommel seems to always be the hardest thing to come up...
  20. Did you check the voltage across the pixels that...

    Did you check the voltage across the pixels that are not lighting? Just to make sure they are getting power...
  21. My next test will be a 5 minute etch time. I have...

    My next test will be a 5 minute etch time. I have also ordered some sheets of PNP Blue so when I am ready, it will be cleaner than trying to cut the design by hand. I will be trying that possibly...
  22. So here is the 3rd attempt... I was not as...

    So here is the 3rd attempt... I was not as careful cutting my design as I am more interested in getting the timing down. This was at 10 minutes..
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/wmkhJUTVsEZmA15n9
  23. I will definitely try the packing tape, also I...

    I will definitely try the packing tape, also I ordered vinyl stickers and I am going to try those as well. Also next time I am going to try 10 or 15 minutes instead of 30... 1 queston for you, is it...
  24. Arkm, Here are the results of my 2nd try......

    Arkm,

    Here are the results of my 2nd try... The 1st didn't come out so well because the sticker came loose and shifted... the 2nd time I used electrical tape underneath the sticker, then cut the...
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    All, I was guided to a person who makes these...

    All,

    I was guided to a person who makes these switches from a FB group... I ordered one because it looks like what I was searching for. If it is I will post a pic once I receive it.

    Jon
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