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Default Bronze project for a local VFW.

Well, I'm finished milling bronze for now.
This will always be a Woodshop but it's nice to gain experience in other materials. These markers aren't artistic but I thought I'd post some pictures I took along the way. I have to turn a couple sets of farmhouse table legs (to keep the shop open) 😉 but then I'm gonna start my attempt at milling granite. That should make some interesting pictures. 🙂
Since David's laser work turned out so well on the walnut plaque, I had my brother laser their VFW logo on the box. I've gotta get one of those someday. Joe.
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Very nice work, Joe! I have never tried cutting bronze but it sure looks good when you finish the job.

I agree on the laser; if the guys I do work for didn't have 3 of them and weren't so easy to work with I'd have to consider one for our CNC. Might still for those simple jobs where it make sense.

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Nice work! I look forward to seeing your post on milling granite.
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Very nice indeed! Lasers do some detail and the case itself
takes away the plain circular #'s.

Granite? Isn't that going to be messy??
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Very nice indeed! Lasers do some detail and the case itself
takes away the plain circular #'s.

Granite? Isn't that going to be messy??
I figured sprucing up the packaging might lead to future orders or at least some good word-of-mouth advertising.
I could have done fancier markers but those are what they ordered.
The granite will be submerged so no dust. I'm working on the water box now. I hope it works because 99% of granite is laser etched or sand blasted. I think the cnc guy's can produce much higher quality projects.
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I figured sprucing up the packaging might lead to future orders or at least some good word-of-mouth advertising.
I could have done fancier markers but those are what they ordered.

That should definitely get some orders WoM, especially the laser... hmmmm?



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The granite will be submerged so no dust. I'm working on the water box now. I hope it works because 99% of granite is laser etched or sand blasted. I think the cnc guy's can produce much higher quality projects.

They sure can... make some pretty darn good intricate 3d goodies.
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Are you using this on the same machine? Yikes! What a mess. But sure looks cool.
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Well, I'm finished milling bronze for now.
This will always be a Woodshop but it's nice to gain experience in other materials. These markers aren't artistic but I thought I'd post some pictures I took along the way. I have to turn a couple sets of farmhouse table legs (to keep the shop open) 😉 but then I'm gonna start my attempt at milling granite. That should make some interesting pictures. 🙂
Since David's laser work turned out so well on the walnut plaque, I had my brother laser their VFW logo on the box. I've gotta get one of those someday. Joe.
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They sure can... make some pretty darn good intricate 3d goodies.
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Nope -- this is a Polish Eagle.
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