Mar 14, 2008 at 10:40 am #1227805
I'm dehydrating my brains out getting ready for my PCT thru hike. I'm doing the boil in bag technique so it would be really handy to be able to mark the inside of my .85 liter MSR kettle with fill marks . I'm looking at the cutters for my Dremel tool and I'm sure that I can find one that would make the mark on the titanium. But before I dove in I wanted to query this group to see if anybody had any experience or ideas.Mar 14, 2008 at 10:49 am #1424326
this is an option rather than marking on the pot itselfMar 14, 2008 at 11:11 am #1424330
@delvxeLocale: Pacific Northwest
I have also seen folks use the measuring stick thing using the handle of their spork.
I also have the Ti Kettle. You can probably wing it. The tack weld marks line up pretty well with standard measures (i just cannot remember what they are right now).Mar 14, 2008 at 11:34 am #1424334
This is just copied from my post in the DIY Walking Axe thread..assuming it is Ti, try putting some tape on the side you want to mark – leave small slits (like you wanted to paint the lines) where you want the marks, and follow these steps. The tape should be thick enough to stop the voltage from changing the color of the material.
Here is my setup my set-up:
Four 9 volt batteries
Wires with aligator clips
small piece of aluminum foil (tinfoil)
1 can of diet pepsi
Wire the batteries in series (not parallel).
Wrap a ball of aluminum foil in a piece of paper towel.
Attach the negative wire to the titanium part.
Attach the positive wire to the aluminum foil/paper ball.
Dip the ball into the pepsi.
Touch the titanium part with the aluminum/paper ball.
It will change color immediately, but will require you to hold it there for several seconds in order to reach the final color.
If you are not getting results, make sure you have a closed circuit. I usually pour a little pepsi all over the part and clips to ensure a good connection.
Keep an eye on the batteries, they get dang hot. I don't want someone telling me they blew up on them.
Disclaimer: Following this procedure may lead to death. Blunt enough?
HTHMar 14, 2008 at 11:54 am #1424338
@jkrew81Locale: White Mtns
haha, I think I will stick with my watered down couscous or rice :)Mar 14, 2008 at 11:55 am #1424339
ahahaha I am falling out of my chair laughing — sounds like a Red Green episode!
I say if she don't work at first, just getcherself a fresh two-four from the garage, bring up the battery outta yer van and give'r heck me old trout!
Try explaining this procedure down at the emergency ward as you get treated for battery acid burns and smoke inhalation… in the USA they'd call Homeland Security, up here the nurse would get you a double double and make you tell the story again!Mar 14, 2008 at 1:56 pm #1424350
I have a snow peak ti bowl and i just used a knife point(last time the knife had any value to it though) and made the marks i needed, not professional looking but perfectly effective.Mar 14, 2008 at 2:07 pm #1424352
hmmm, you guys didn't like that one? :)
From above – "i just used a knife point"
That works too!Mar 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm #1424356
My post didn't sound right; I loved it!! I think it's a great idea; there's just something about rigging all that stuff together that sounded mildly Red Green — in the good way.Mar 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm #1424357
That is so unbelievably beyond awesome… I don't know where to start…
The beautiful part is that you could do this on the inside of the pot.
I am totally doing this with my Tri-Ti pot…Mar 14, 2008 at 8:17 pm #1424402
@mark_bLocale: Northwest (WA)
And remember, if the women don't find you handsome they at least outta find you handy. (a great line from red green)Mar 15, 2008 at 10:32 am #1424434
LOL…! Mark, I love that line!:)
So…who's gonna be the first to post pics of their newly anodized pots?Mar 15, 2008 at 11:20 am #1424443
The Man's Prayer:
I'm a man,
but I can change,
if I have to,
I guess.Mar 15, 2008 at 11:21 am #1424444
.Mar 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm #1424554
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
It's amazing what you don't know when you don't have TV. I wondered about the reference to Red Green so I Gooogled it. Now I've just spent two hours LOL at YouTube takes. So that's where the automatic window winders came from.
Thanks, and don't forget to keep your stick on the ice.Mar 16, 2008 at 5:13 pm #1424556
Whit Kincade, on 3/14 said
"I'm dehydrating my brains out getting ready for my PCT thru hike."
Well, you've beat Sarah to the punch on trailside sweetbreads!
Yum…Mar 19, 2008 at 10:16 am #1424876
What a strong tribe we have! Thank you for so much diverse provocative input. I think that I'll try a disposable razor knife and give you a report. Thanks!
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