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Thread: sign for downstairs neighbor's gf's brother

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    sign for downstairs neighbor's gf's brother

    as i had done with the board, i planed the blank to flat, marked everything off for the sign, and sanded within the marks to remove any planer marks. then it was time to start the pocketing process. i was hoping that this one would turn out as well as the board, but that was not to be. on the first run, had an error for some reason, and had to try to cancel. i recalculated the tool paths, and tried again (if it worked, would run along the same tool path), no go there. it turns out, that the program had changed the drawing size from 9x23 to 11x24, thus changing the x/y/z start point. with that info, i erased everything but the drawing. reset that to proper size, erased all the tool path files and gcode for this, and recalculated, and saved the tool paths anew, and will try again in the morning.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 001 walnut for sign.jpg   002 walnut for sign planed.jpg   003 walnut for sign marked off.jpg   004 walnut for sign and board presanded.jpg   005 start of pocketing for the sign.jpg  

    006 pocketing messed up twice.jpg  
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    Dan, Those are beautiful pieces of wood.

    I hope there is not too much conflict of interest between the design in the harley icon and the wood grain.

    I do not mean in cutting.

    I find often times the intricate design and the intricate grain compete with each other for the attention of the see'r

    They cancel each other out and become difficult to see.

    Are you trying to display the wood - or - are you trying to display the icon and text?

    Personally, I would save that beautiful wood for a project where the grain would be the focal point. I can visualize a beautiful box.

    For the plaque - Cherry really is a great wood - but a straighter grain may be better.

    I love to use Cherry (straight grained) for wall plaques - I also like black for the engravings on Cherry - it really pops.

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    leo, the one with the straighter grain is the one to be used for the sign. the bottom one with the wilder grain was used for the plaque for his son.
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    after a little bit of planing, time for the second attempt. for some reason, the size of the blank in the program went from 9x23 to 11x24, which reset the starting point, and caused the errors. so, i planed it, and sanded it again, crossed everything, and started the process again, and was off to a much better start. then with all 3 of the passes done, it was on to the engraving. had to make sure that pointy lil devil was just right, and it was. with the engraving done, it is only the final sanding and removing the excess on the ends to be done before i can start the finishing.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 006b messed up board planer erased.jpg   007 presanded again.jpg   008 pocketing off to a good start.jpg   009 pocketing still going strong.jpg   010 on to the second of three passes.jpg  

    011 pocketing done.jpg   012 start of engraving.jpg   013 engraving done.jpg   014 all cutting and engraving done.jpg  
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    Once the word gets out, I suspect you're gonna start getting a lot of orders from friends of your neighbors.
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    well vaughn, as long as i don't run afoul of any copyright laws and such. over the last couple of days got it sanded, and oiled it up today.
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    Kewl, Dude! Looks mighty fine!!

    I'll visit you in the big house!!!
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    Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Kewl, Dude! Looks mighty fine!!

    I'll visit you in the big house!!!
    I'll tell them that it was all your idea Bill..... lol
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    Now the big question is, brush on the spar varnish, or pour it into my sprayer and spray it.....
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