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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
I'm just so handy to have around. I wanted to label the warning lights on the TC Special's dash (alternator signal light and the high-beam indicator) in period style.

In order: mock-up, engraving the paint away with the laser engraver (I own one for my furniture business), comparing the screen to the output, in it's final placement on the dash. Ferric Chloride was used to etch the brass. Black paint fills in the engraved area.

The KI-GASS disc is for the gas injector pump (supercharger) on the dash.



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Dan Lockwood Avatar
O'Fallon, MO, USA   USA
Very nice detail touch.



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Franz Tenbrock Avatar
Waltrop, D, Germany   DEU
1937 MG TA "Fritzi"
Hi
what laser you have for it
i have read that it is difficult to use bras and laser...
i want to make special dials for my TA

looks great.

i have seen a video at youtube how to make a clock dial...



Sorry for my bad english, School is 40 years ago, and in my job i don t speek English, with the TA it will be better in a few month

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
In reply to # 3908084 by Franz Tenbrock Hi
what laser you have for it
i have read that it is difficult to use bras and laser...
i want to make special dials for my TA

looks great.

i have seen a video at youtube how to make a clock dial...

It's a 60 watt Co2. The brass is not touched, the paint (resist) is lasered away leaving the brass exposed. Brass can be marked in the laser, but this requires that a chemical be painted on first which reacts when the laser hits it. Very expensive.



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Franz Tenbrock Avatar
Waltrop, D, Germany   DEU
1937 MG TA "Fritzi"
they sell in the bay co2 40 watt laser cheap,

i understand

you paint the brass, with the laser you remove the color, than etching,
fine

i have galavanic here, i make stainless steel to gold....



Sorry for my bad english, School is 40 years ago, and in my job i don t speek English, with the TA it will be better in a few month

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Waltrop, D, Germany   DEU
1937 MG TA "Fritzi"
hi
will a 40w co2 laser be enough ?



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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
In reply to # 3908530 by Franz Tenbrock hi
will a 40w co2 laser be enough ?

Yes. The travel speed, power and pulses per second are all controllable. I rastered the paint off this brass plate at 30% power.



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Declan Burns Avatar
Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany   DEU
Nice work Mitchell!
Regards
Declan

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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Indeed, it is very well done with a very nice rendering.
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche, South of France

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Franz Tenbrock Avatar
Waltrop, D, Germany   DEU
1937 MG TA "Fritzi"
1 year ago i thought about to buy one,
cheap china part, but a lot of videos in the web showing tuning this, easy,
and in the last year i have seen with my 3d printer what is possible

If I order a part in England, I pay for the shipping 10 - 20 Euro, from America more
so i pay more for shipping than the part i order
after brexit it will more difficult too
is here someone from Europe who can laser svg drawing on brass like this



Sorry for my bad english, School is 40 years ago, and in my job i don t speek English, with the TA it will be better in a few month

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Mitchman2 Mitchell Andrus
Mills River, NC, USA   USA
In reply to # 3908633 by Franz Tenbrock 1 year ago i thought about to buy one,
cheap china part, but a lot of videos in the web showing tuning this, easy,
and in the last year i have seen with my 3d printer what is possible

If I order a part in England, I pay for the shipping 10 - 20 Euro, from America more
so i pay more for shipping than the part i order
after brexit it will more difficult too
is here someone from Europe who can laser svg drawing on brass like this

I suggest joining a laser oriented or woodworking oriented on-line forum or two. That's how I researched the one I bought. There will no doubt be someone who does this and will help you out.



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