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The Three Evils by Greensabbath

Cutting the sides

The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels

The first step in the side panels was to tear out all of the sound deadening foam padding material. This went well until I got to their very strong and nasty double sticky tape, which took forever to get off. Once this was done though, I was left with a very nice and thick panel to cut the design into.

The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels

I decided to do the cutout first since that would help decide where the engraving would be able to go, and actually I was not very confident in my engraving skills (although I learned from the master engraver Wolverine). So, I took the cutout that I made for the mock up and traced the design onto the panel, which I covered in masking tape as to avoid ruining the brushed aluminium finish.

Even though I had to go to Belgium to find scroll saw blades (thanks Italy) I was able to cut through the side panels pretty easily with standard scroll saw blades using the saw that I purchased here for this purpose.

Once the cutting out was done, I used miniature files and four different grits of sandpaper to painstakingly remove the scratches and end up with a very smooth finish.

The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels

Once I was done with this, I cut out some red acrylic (graciously donated by my friend and fellow bit-tech community member Rigormortem) and put this behind the cutout.

Adding the engravings

The next and harder task would be the engraving. This was really only harder because I have never really done it before. However, once I got started, it was actually much faster and easier than the cutouts.

The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels

I started by taking the full size drawings of the scary dudes and tracing their shape onto the aluminium using graphite paper (carbon paper). I then used the large ball diamond Dremel bit and traced the lines, filling in some areas where I would highlight more later.

The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels The Three Evils by Greensabbath The side panels

Since the silver on silver colour is not ideal (and hardly readable) I chose to highlight the engravings with black marker (just like Wolverine does it) and the result I think is not bad for a first try. Of course if you want to know more about how to engrave anything from a case to your kitchen sink (not recommended but can be fun), you should check out Wolverine’s engraving article.