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Making Plane Blades #2: Etching a Logo

08-17-2015 06:32 AM by bobasaurus | 5 comments »

(Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for anything done with this information, proceed at your own risk.) I like to etch my logo onto plane blades using toner transfer and salt water electrolysis. This technique is commonly used by knife makers to put a makers mark on their blades, and is pretty simple to do. I start by making a logo in a program called Inkscape. This makes a “vector” image that can be scaled to whatever size I want without becoming blurry. I then invert the colors and horizontally mirror the image to get something like this: This image needs to be printed using a laser printer (NOT an inkjet printer) onto glossy photo paper. I use “Hamm...

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