Wasn't sure where to introduce myself (new member)...lots of progress pics

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Thanks guys, I didn't realize the process was so foreign over here. I've been doing selective anodizing for years, here's a link to a thread with a ton of pics by me:
https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/custom-titanium-anodizing.770502/

The basics are simple, using something as a resist to keep the electrolyte away from areas you don't want to anodize...anything from waterproof tape to enamel will work. On this piece I first masked the silver knot with nail polish then dipped at 12 volts for bronze, masked the second knot then dipped at 26 volts for blue.:)
Is all them patterns from anodizing? If so I never knew you could do that with anodizing. Can you do that with stainless steel and other metals or is it just specific to titanium? I appreciate any info.
 

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Is all them patterns from anodizing? If so I never knew you could do that with anodizing. Can you do that with stainless steel and other metals or is it just specific to titanium? I appreciate any info.
Yup, everything in the linked thread is anodized titanium.

You can't anodize stainless steel, only reactive metals like titanium, niobium, etc.
 

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Current engraving project...one I'm not exactly happy to be doing, but happy to be able to do. Memorial plaque for family, it will be mounted on a boulder by the lake (Eagle Lake) they always fished. 1/8" 304 stainless, 6"x8".

 

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I was given this Strider SMF clone, and while I don't condone clones it's certainly a lot of practice real estate in titanium ;)

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See you're keeping busy with engraving and knife work, Chip.
Good work, keep it coming. Your pictures are great.
And I have fished a lot at Eagle Lake too, the one near the Oregon border.
 

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See you're keeping busy with engraving and knife work, Chip.
Good work, keep it coming. Your pictures are great.
And I have fished a lot at Eagle Lake too, the one near the Oregon border.
Thanks John! That's the Eagle Lake, we actually went up to Susanville a couple weeks ago...visited my my mom and mounted the plaque on a nice boulder facing the lake:thumbsup:
 

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Did some anodizing today on the Stryduhr, the textured background is a dark blue to simulate the "blacking out" that engraving traditionally gets, with bronze on bare titanium for the rest.

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Another A.G. Russell titanium Funny Folder...this time the titanium was blackened before stripping the high points and selectively anodizing. No lacquer was used to black out the background:cool:



~Chip
 

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