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In this video Dan Berg from DIYeasycrafts.com experiments with reusable stencils to see if they hold up to the electro etching process, he uses to create designs on his custom knives. In the past Dan has used self-adhesive vinyl as the resist and a car battery charger for etching. Weeding small details from vinyl is very time consuming and hard on the eyes. By using a film resist Dan hopes not only to make the weeding process easier but also hopes to get greater detail in the finished art.
If you have a forge or furnace that is insulated with ceramic mat you should consider coating that insulation with refractory cement. The cement will increase the insulating performance of the mat and prevent toxic fumes. Easy DIY project.
In this video Dan Berg shows step by step how to create detailed electro etching. Using self adhesive vinyl as the resist and a car battery charger this electro etching technique can be used to enhance a variety of metal working projects.
How to do Two Tone Electro Metal Etching by Berg Knifemaking. In this short how-to video Dan Berg from DIYeasycrafts.com and BergKnifemaking.com demonstrates how the two tone etching was done on this custom chef knife. Dan used a car battery charger, self adhesive vinyl and an electrolyte solution to etch into the stainless steel blade.
How to easily make a Duck Blind with EMT Conduit PVC and Maker Pipe connections In this short how to video. Dan Berg from DIYeasycrafts shows how he made a lightweight foldable duck blind that is easily removable from the boat. He used EMT conduit PVC pipe and fittings from makerpipe.com.
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Casting sand called Petrobond is available commercially but can get a little expensive. Check out this easy method to make your own Casting or Green Sand using play sand and clay kitty litter. Our casting sand it easy to make.
Advanced Electro Etching How to create functional Metal Art In this video Dan Berg shows step by step how he created this Deer in the Woods Chef knife blade etching. Using self adhesive vinyl as the resist and a car battery charger this electro etching technique can be used to enhance a variety of metal working projects. Dan creates two tone electro etching by layering vinyl resists and varying the etch time. He uses electro etching to enhance his hand made custom knives but the same process can be used on a variety of metal working projects.
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How to easily cut EMT Electrical Conduit from Home Depot or Lowes EMT or Electrical Metallic Tubing is a galvanized thin wall tubing available at Home Depot, Lowes or other hardware or Electrical supply stores. The tubing is lightweight and affordable. Its designed for interior use but can at time be used outdoors. In this short how-to video we show three ways to easily cut EMT. We used a tubing cutter, angle grinder and sawzall. Stay tuned for future videos to see how we plan to use EMT for several DIY projects.
Conduit Connectors from Maker Pipe for DIY Projects Maker Pipe manufacturers a variety of fitting that can be used in conjunction with inexpensive thin wall conduit to build a variety of DIY projects. The builds are only limited by your own creativity. In this video Dan Berg from DIYEasyCrafts gives an overview of the product and also demonstrates how the same connectors can be used with 1/2 inch EMT or PVC for light weight builds. In addition we show how to create a very simple hinge or swinging door.
Watch blacksmith Jason Northguard hammer a metal leaf out of square stock. He uses a variety of tools including a propane forge, anvil, and power hammer. Interesting video for anyone that is interested in creating hand forged items.
DIY ceiling mounted fishing Rod Rack from EMT and Makerpipe connections. This is a esy DIY project. We used 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch EMT along with T connections from Makerpipe. Also used some pipe insulation and 4 pipe brackets. This ceiling mounted pole holder can be modified to fit almost any area. It holds fishing rods securely and allows for easy removal.
This is the first of many planned casting projects. For this video we tried to use a material which did not seem to flow very well but got excellent results from the home made casting sand.
In this video we set up and demonstrate just how easy it is to melt brass. We used a single burned propane forge from Devil Forge.