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Old 05-15-2008, 06:59 PM   #51
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Went around researching glass etching after seeing this thread. I went online and found this Stencil Pro so that you can make a custom stencil with a printout instead of cutting it out. I ordered it and hopefully will get it first part of next week and let everyone know how it goes. There is also a video on youtube showing a guy using it to stencil a shirt, seems to work well.



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Old 05-15-2008, 07:09 PM   #52
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that looks pretty damn good!



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Old 05-15-2008, 07:19 PM   #53
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The etching is only at the surface level(much less than sandblasting would do). I have no doubts that it has not weakened the overall structure of the glass.
I don't have my books with me but I can definitely remember using surface finish as a factor during "will it break" problems in engineering classes. Having a rough finish will make it slightly weaker, but the amount may be negligible. Maybe someone else who works with this stuff on a daily basis can comment.

Then again maybe noone cares. Looks really nice though.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:20 AM   #54
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What if I'd like finer lines for gradations. Has anyone used tape in the 1/8" wide range? Does it work or does the cream seep under the tape?

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Old 08-11-2008, 03:39 PM   #55
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What if I'd like finer lines for gradations. Has anyone used tape in the 1/8" wide range? Does it work or does the cream seep under the tape?
nevermind, just realized the OP is using the clear marks as the mark.

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Old 08-11-2008, 03:48 PM   #56
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What if I'd like finer lines for gradations. Has anyone used tape in the 1/8" wide range? Does it work or does the cream seep under the tape?
I used masking tape to make finer lines. The etching cream did seep a little bit.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:54 PM   #57
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What if I'd like finer lines for gradations. Has anyone used tape in the 1/8" wide range? Does it work or does the cream seep under the tape?
Wouldn't a wax coating be the best way to do this. First coat the area in wax, the scratch off the areas you would like to etch.

This seems like the best way to me...
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:54 PM   #58
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i bought my wife a CRAFTRobo , die cutter machine last year, this sounds like a good reason to put it to use for other things

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:48 PM   #59
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The etched carboy does look really cool, good job. I'm just wondering if there is a need to do it if you don't bottle directly from the fermenter. Thoughts?

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Old 01-15-2009, 10:32 PM   #60
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The main reason is so you know how many gallons of wort you have and whether or not you need to top off with water.



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