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    Anniversary Plaque

    Nothing real fancy but there's a good reason to spend the time on this. I chose a piece of myrtle wood I've had for years. It has some interesting grain coloring.

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    It's a bit on the rustic side which is OK since they live in rural Alabama near Birmingham. "They" are my mother-in-law and her husband.


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    And, before you ask, the date glitters a bit. I got a wild hair on this and decided to use some fine glitter in place of paint or dye in the v-groove. After applying a couple coats of sealer and letting it cure, I ran some Titebond II glue in the groove, wiped off the excess and dumped some glitter on it. I rubbed it in lightly, let the glue set up overnight, then lightly sanded the area to get rid of the excess. Considering the date, I thought gold glitter was appropriate.

    Edit:
    OK, I should have added the carving details.
    I applied vinyl mask to the wood after spraying a couple coats of sealer. I then ran the full cut - flat and v-bit - on the upper layer. Next, I applied stain to the flat area and let it dry. Then, I cut the bottom layer, leaving the upper corners untouched. The final run was the 3d cuts of the rings and hearts.
    Flats were cut with a 1/4" end mill; fonts were finished with a 60° v-bit with a 1/32" flat filed on the end; 3d rough and final were done with a 1/32" ball end mill. Feed was 50ipm on all.
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    Looks great, And well with the extra golden touch!
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    Love the glitter.

    You guys are moving super fast - running circles around me.

    I gotta get moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Voisine View Post
    Love the glitter.
    You guys are moving super fast - running circles around me.
    I gotta get moving.
    Thanks, Leo!

    We may be gaining traction, but you got a 30 year jump on us!
    Bill Arnold
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    way cool bill! they'll love it!
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    They are gonna love it!

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    Nice! I need to get some of that mask soon and give it a try. Great idea on the glitter.
    Darren

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