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    Pinball Name Plate

    I'm thinking about doing a name plate out of aluminum, polish it and flood the engravings with paint for the pinball cab.

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    We'll see how it comes out, may actually do some corner decorations using aluminum too.
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    I like it.
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    That should look good!
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    It has a nice "Art Deco" look to it. I think that would look real nice on it.
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    Thanks guys. Have some new bits on order I'm waiting on, didn't have any single flute bits, which were recommended using for aluminum.
    Darren

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    My new bits and some aluminum plate I ordered arrived. The plate is 3003 aluminum, .125" thick. I ran all operations at 50 ipm with 15 ipm plunges taking off .007" per pass, used soapy water for lubricant (Brent's suggestion). Bits used were 1/8" 60* single flute v-bit and a 1/8" single flute end mill, also recommended by Brent.
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    Stuck it up with some masking tap to see how it looks, still need to clean up the edges and polish it, then flood the engravings with paint and clear coat it.
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    Very happy with the way it turned out though.
    Darren

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    Very classy, and classic!
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    Awesome!
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