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    Chigger Chomper - Sign

    Some of you remember my co-worker's, husband's project a year or so back, the Chigger Chomper...
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    They take it to local parades about every weekend now, I offered to make them a sign for it. So been playing around in VCarve and this is what I've come up with so far...
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    He asked if i could do it as a circle, so this is the first version of it.
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    Darren

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    Be cool to see how it comes on in Real Life.

    How fast does that chigger chomper go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Be cool to see how it comes on in Real Life.

    How fast does that chigger chomper go?
    Not sure exactly, but pretty darned fast according to Fred.
    Darren

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    That is hilarious.

    Enjoy,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Not sure exactly, but pretty darned fast according to Fred.
    Everything would seem fast in that rig, lol. You sure wouldn't want to take any fast sharp turns with it, huh?
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    Thats Awesome

    These are the things that get me smiling.

    Cool project

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    He is happy with the new design. I'm just thinking though the cutting process as I may do some painting along the way along with some masking to make things cleaner.

    Leo, I remember you mentioning a 3M mask that you use. What is the "model" number on the mask? I'm looking to cut through the mask and do some fill painting in some of the engraving spots for a cleaner look. May have the machine trace out the "chigger" with a pen so I can do some fill by number painting before engraving out his profile also. Will it be safe to mask it off without worry of removing the fill painting when removing the mask?
    Darren

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    I went to a sign supply store and set up an account with them as though I was a professional sign maker. I order most of my sign making supplies from them.

    I ordered "avery paint mask" to be used on a router. Well they don't sell Avery, but they have Arlon Cal-Mask White 002 - so that is what they sold to me. To date I have used about 100 feet of 24" wide Cal-Mask and it has worked fine. I bought another roll of 250 feet - should last a good long time.

    There are a number of name brands. Just make sure it is removable, and made to be cut through with a router. I think most are.

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    Thanks Leo. Do you ever seal wood prior to putting the mask on and cutting, to prevent bleeding of paint/stains?
    Darren

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    Oh shoot me in the head why don't you

    I just typed in a 17 step process - then deleted it.

    I will redo it later when I get home

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