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    A Couple of Projects

    I'm still in recovery mode from our "vacation", but I got a few things accomplished in my shop today!

    One item I started and did most of the work on before we left last week is a plaque with the USMC emblem and an opening for a photograph. My oldest son was a marine deployed to Kuwait in the first Gulf war. I finished sanding the prototype today and see where I need to change the way I'm setting up the cut for the Eagle, Globe and Anchor. I used a 30° v-bit, but I think it will render better using an engraving bit and a lighter cut. Here's the design drawing along with the front and back of the item. I cut the back opening first, then flipped the mdf to cut the front. The prototype is done in 3/4" mdf; final will be 1/2" walnut. It's about 8.5" by 15".

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    Another item I cut today is numbers to stick on our mailbox post. These were done using the "Prism Carving" function in VCarve. They're 4" tall.

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    Bill Arnold
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    Way cool Bill!!!
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    Those came out real nice Bill. This CNC thing is starting to set in with you
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    That all looks terrific Bill.

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    Looks like you're having fun, Bill. I especially like the way the house numbers came out.
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    All those turned out great Bill, really like the frame. What bit did you use on the numbers?
    Darren

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    All those turned out great Bill, really like the frame. What bit did you use on the numbers?

    Thanks, Darren. For the numbers, I used a 90° V-bit with a 1/4" shank and 1/2" large diameter.
    Bill Arnold
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