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Intermediate Cnc Anodized Dog Tag

  • Software:
    Illustraor / OpenBuildsCAM
    Machine Time:
    Bit or Laser Size:
    Tapered End Mil and 1/8" Up-Cut Bit
    Feeds & Speeds:
    1/8" Aluminum

    At simple sight anodizing aluminum can be a daunting task.... but its quite the opposite. I found an tested for over a week ( yes i know, i should have said a year to sound more interesting ) a process from Ken the chemist. he explain the ratios and process to anodizing using safe materials

    In this video project i made Wawa the dog her own dog tag by milling aluminum and the anodizing it.

    For a list of materials i used please refer to the video description.

    Attached the svg file with tag design.
    20190224_212932.jpg 20190224_212947.jpg

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  1. Batcrave
    I love the color - I spent about a month struggling to anodize some aluminum pen parts I was turning on the lathe a couple years back, but never managed to get anything darker than a washed-out pinkish. Clearly I'll have to give your recipe a try - just as soon as I dig my workbench (and my other workbench... and my basement floor... and myself...) out from under hundreds of pounds of old greasy iron.

    One question, though... are you using the liquid RIT dye, or the powder?
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
    1. Ariel Yahni
      Its Liquid RIT, a good 2 tablespoons on about 12 to 16 oz of distilled water
      Ariel Yahni, Mar 10, 2019
  2. Mark Carew
    WAWA! Great project Ariel! Thank you for sharing.
  3. MaryD
    Cute dog. Fun project.
  4. GrayUK
    Nicely done. :D
    Thank You :thumbsup:
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
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