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DIY Balisong Anodizing Pics

Caffeinian Mar 15, 2019

  1. Caffeinian

    Caffeinian Tiny Member

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    Just did my first ever anodizing on titanium. I jumped in the deep end anodizing the HOM but no risk no reward!! Anyone else have some DIY jobs on Titanium knives?
     

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  2. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Fire and Blood JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    pics or it didnt happen :alcoholic:
     
  3. Caffeinian

    Caffeinian Tiny Member

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    Is the thumbnail not showing up for you?
     
  4. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Brigade Member

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    The thumbnail is visible, I think he wants pics of the process. We're very visual morons members and like stuff to look at. Besides, some of us can't read! :bwah:
     
  5. BennytheBlade

    BennytheBlade Fire and Blood JDBA Official Member Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Actually, at least earlier, there wasnt a pic. Did you use a 9volt and coke or what?
     
  6. Mike Laws

    Mike Laws Tiny Member

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    Here are some of my examples.

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  7. Caffeinian

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    So I used borax, baking soda, and a dc power supply. I found some aluminum mesh at home depot that I cut and it made a nice little hanger so I could hand all 4 pieces of the handle at once. I bought a tall glass vase at TJ Maxx for 7 buck that made a great dip jar. Mine only went up to 30 v but that was the color I wanted anyway. I plan to get another with higher volts to experiment with different colors.
     
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    Good looking pics there! That blue on the AB is really nice!!
     
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  10. Mike Laws

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    Thanks! This is all with 9v batteries lol. I use TSP for the electrolyte solution and Whink to etch. I have always wanted to get a DC power supply and some Multi-Etch tho. I use titanium wire to hang my pieces, I would recommend using that. I haven't looked into it in a while but I think Ti is what should be used for the anode side. Using Al could mess with the results.

    Also with 9v i usually did 2 pieces at a time and had to match them, I think the amperage just isn't high enough to do all 4 at once well. At least if you are trying to hit higher voltage colors with 9v. You could probably get by doing all 4 below gold or something, or at least get bronze, low voltage purple and low voltage blue.
     
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  12. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    I'm not impressed. Do it on a original Hom Basilisk (not the R) and anodize it green...the deep green.

    ***That's the deep deep end:Applause:
     
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    Caffeinian Tiny Member

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    That’s why I said deep end. Not deep deep end! ;-)
     
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  14. Caffeinian

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    Good info. Thx for the suggestions. I will keep them in mind. I like the idea of using titanium instead of aluminum, just didn't have any handy at the time.
     

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