How to etch a chef’s knife
Create your design in Cricut design space.
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Attach your vinyl to your standard grip mat.
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Get the mat into your Cricut.
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Relax while your Cricut cuts the design.
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Cut around your design leaving some blank space.
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Weed your design.
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Attach the vinyl to your knife. Use duct tape to seal edges, leaving a spot for the alligator clip.
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Mix a salt water solution. 1/2 tsp salt to 1 tbsp water.
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Soak your cotton tip until wet, but not dripping.
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Attach the positive alligator clip to the knife, on the metal, attached to battery.
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Attach the cotton tip to negative alligator clip attached to the battery. As low as possible.
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Start etching! Make sure you are in a well ventilated location.
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Etch using the wet cotton tip end in a dabbing motion. Go over it again.
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You can tell when it’s all done as the wet cotton tip end will be black.
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Remove the vinyl and duct tape.
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Wash with warm soapy water...then use it!
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