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I am making a sign to donate to the benefit for the Channelview, Tx high school Band Relief Fund Benefit. We have lived in CV for over 30 years and our girls all went to the high school. We now have grandsons attending there.

I carved the sign out of MDF. After a couple of coats of Shellac, I painted both sides yellow. Then I covered the front side with clear, removable contact paper.

I designed the sign and created the toolpaths in VCarve Pro v9. The bulk of the waste was removed with a .25 inch downcut end mill. That made for a smooth cut. A .125 inch end mill did a cleanup pass and a 60 deg v groove bit with a .020 flat tip did the detailed carving. After removing the sign from the CNC, I cutaway the tabs and smoothed the edge with a flush trim bit. A small round over bit eased the edge on the top edge. Love having dual routers ready to go at a moments notice.

Currently, it is sitting on the patio while a coat of Shellac dries. After some light sanding, I will spray all exposed areas with the blue color, and do a little touch up with the yellow (the edge needs the yellow sprayed first).

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Like the signs, Mike.
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Fantastic job Mike , looks great ! And for a good cause too
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You're a good guy Mike.
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Real nice sign, Mike. That incident hit close to home for you, so hopefully your involvement in the benefit will give you a bit of healing. Pulling for you and the families and kids at the school and in the community. Nicely done.
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Nicely done, Mike, nicely done!

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I am making a sign to donate to the benefit for the Channelview, Tx high school Band Relief Fund Benefit. We have lived in CV for over 30 years and our girls all went to the high school. We now have grandsons attending there.

I carved the sign out of MDF. After a couple of coats of Shellac, I painted both sides yellow. Then I covered the front side with clear, removable contact paper.

I designed the sign and created the toolpaths in VCarve Pro v9. The bulk of the waste was removed with a .25 inch downcut end mill. That made for a smooth cut. A .125 inch end mill did a cleanup pass and a 60 deg v groove bit with a .020 flat tip did the detailed carving. After removing the sign from the CNC, I cutaway the tabs and smoothed the edge with a flush trim bit. A small round over bit eased the edge on the top edge. Love having dual routers ready to go at a moments notice.

Currently, it is sitting on the patio while a coat of Shellac dries. After some light sanding, I will spray all exposed areas with the blue color, and do a little touch up with the yellow (the edge needs the yellow sprayed first).

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So mike the clear shelf paper is still on the yellow right? You then will spray the blue and after that remove the shelf paper. Is this close to being right?
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So mike the clear shelf paper is still on the yellow right? You then will spray the blue and after that remove the shelf paper. Is this close to being right?
Yes. Hope to finish it tomorrow.

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How do you get the mask to stick so good?? Mine usually has a few tight places that take the mask off and I still have to sand some. The mask is good for the majority of the carving.

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