One of the things we often forget is that woodworking machines can handle some of the softer metals...namely Brass and Aluminum. This can often come in handy.
Recently I bought a snowmobile and Maine law requires the assigned registration numbers and letters to be affixed to the cowling. Since my sled has some bold, fancy graphics, I did not want to screw that up by slapping some mailbox numbers and letters on the side of it.
Since the machine has lots of aluminum, I got a piece of 3/8 aluminum, printed out the letters and numbers I needed on my computer, glued it to the aluminum, and then used my bandsaw to saw them out. A little bit of filing, a drill, a countersink and some stainless steel screws and I had raised, polished aluminum registration numbers on my sled.
The point I would like to make here is that while this is not a true woodworking project, combining woodworking tools and soft metals can really help liven other things up around the house. In this case a snowmobile requirement, but letters, numbers and other accents can easily be cut using woodworking tools.