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Stainless 01-29-2009 09:13 PM

The Last Thing A BG Will See....
 
A buddy sent me this - I thought y'all might like it - if you haven't already seen it.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f..._the_flash.jpg

Benning Boy 01-31-2009 06:15 PM

Is it real? How hard would that be to do?

skullcrusher 01-31-2009 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Benning Boy (Post 67088)
Is it real? How hard would that be to do?

Would be very easy for a guy with a CNC mill and engraving. Workholding would be the only issue, and a good mill guy would have no trouble. Find a job shop with a good rep in your area and talk to them.

canebrake 01-31-2009 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Benning Boy (Post 67088)
Is it real? How hard would that be to do?

It's mostly done with lasers today.

Give Todd @ Customized Creationz a call for pricing. (Think it runs ~$75 on average) Tell him canebrake sent you.

He's good, can do 3D and curved surfaces like barrels.

Im having him do Canebrake using the Colt C on the dustcover of my Defender. He's also engraving 'Molon labe' on the barrel just under the rollmark.

http://customizedcreationz.com/services/laserengraving.html

Benning Boy 01-31-2009 09:23 PM

A little off topic, when it's done with lasers, does it get hot? Could one do a heat treated knife blade without screwing with the temper of it?

skullcrusher 01-31-2009 10:29 PM

The temps of the lasers vary, but when lasering metals (esp hardened), the metal is sprayed with a laser paint and the paint is essentially burnt. It will eventually rub off. Soft stuff (wood, plastic, etc.) lettering by laser won't rub off, because it burns the material.

canebrake 01-31-2009 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by skullcrusher (Post 67124)
The temps of the lasers vary, but when lasering metals (esp hardened), the metal is sprayed with a laser paint and the paint is essentially burnt. It will eventually rub off. Soft stuff (wood, plastic, etc.) lettering by laser won't rub off, because it burns the material.

Not the engraving Todd does, check out his site, see below.

Todd does laser engraving not laser etching. The engraving depth is 0.005 and up to 0.150 on 3D stuff.

This will not rub off.

skullcrusher 01-31-2009 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 67129)
Not the engraving Todd does, check out his site, see below.

Todd does laser engraving not laser etching. The engraving depth is 0.005 and up to 0.150 on 3D stuff.

This will not rub off.

I stand corrected. I would be concerned about temp with this method. Cool stuff.


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