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    signs for my sister

    when i got to our dad's this morning, my sister and one of the grand nephews (braxton) were there. after playing with the lil guy, my sister asked if i could make some signs for her with the names of the kids (aalana, braxton, camden, and maverick (aka football)). goes without saying, i showed her what could be done with the cnc, and she asked if i could make them today. i said sure (thinking i could have those running while i did other stuff). they are 3 inches by 7 inches, white oak. the one for aalana was first, and i think i lucked out on that one, as the next one promptly got messed up. i increased the number of passes, and everything was good again. got three of them done, and going to get the fourth one done tomorrow.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 001 blanks ready for planing.jpg   002 blanks planed.jpg   003 blanks cut to size.jpg   004 start of first sign.jpg   005 aalanas sign.jpg  

    006 start of camdens sign.jpg   007 sign for camden.jpg   008 sign for maverick.jpg  
    benedictione omnes bene

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    I would guess that oak is a tricky wood to get easy results with. Is that true?
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    i think that it had more that the blank had pulled loose due to too deep of a cut to begin with. with the shallower cuts, no problems.
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    Looks good Dan.

    It's all about learnin by doin

    I love raised letter stuff.

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    Nice job Dan! I'm sure you've got some happy clients there.

    The 1/4" cutters I use have to be slowed down and ramp the cuts on oak, otherwise I end up with high spots too, partially due to the flex I have in my Y axis.
    Darren

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    Doesn't she know that Maverick doesn't begin with D - considering the first three names Aalana, Braxton, and Camden?

    The signs look good in spite of the misspelling in Maverick's name
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    started the last one this morning. planed it to thickness, and cut to size. got it running while i was working on the dining chair. gave all 3 (braxton, camden, and maverick) to my sister, she was quite happy with them.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 009 blank for last sign planed.jpg   010 cut to size and start of milling.jpg   011 sign for braxton.jpg  
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    Your signs are looking good, Dan.

    The kerning, especially on the 'eric' in Maverick should be adjusted so the letters don't run together.

    I've used oak occasionally, but don't anymore because it has a tendency to chip out.
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