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  1. #1
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    Default OT Small CNC aluminum project

    Things are slow right now so I have a little more time to play with my CNC router I made a few years ago. Although the router table is 60 x 60 inches, I like to make small projects with it. Now, this is not a precision engraving machine but I thought this came out well.

    Short story: I patronize a local convenience store where I met one of the young women working there (35 yr) with 4 of the cutest little girls. My wife and I have become quite friendly with them (I have no grandchildren) so seeing these little girls is a real treat for me. This young women is an unusual and a remarkable young person. She works her butt off and is a very good Mother. She calls me Mr Nick and my wife Ms. Margaret, so you know she has been taught respect. While experimenting with smaller projects with my machine, I decided to make some name plates for her and her girls. Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of the name plates for the girls. Time was short, they were leaving town and I had to give them to the girls. Here is a picture of the one I made for the Mom. The girls love theirs and I hope Mom will like hers too.
    The material is aluminum, .012 thick x 5.25 in x 2.5 in. I use an orbital sander with about a 120 grit disc to give the aluminum the finish you see.
    The blue color is actually a Sharpie marker and the gold is metallic paint applied with a tooth pick because it is such a small area. Not a big deal; just a little fun project.
    Nick
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    60" X 60" router/plasma table

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    First off- That's awfully nice a thing to do for someone who most likely will really appreciate it.

    Looks real slick to me.
    So you're telling me...You're not nostalgic? Then, give me another word for it......

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    Thumbs up Great Job

    Monte;
    That's a beautiful thing to do for someone !!
    It really looks sharp as well !

    ............. Norm

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    Well done
    (both the plates and the gift)

    Frank

  5. #5
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    Thanks for the nice comments.
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

  6. #6
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    great gift and execution.
    Miller syncrowave 200 runner with coolmate 4
    and wp2025 weldcraft torch
    Miller 125c plasma cutter

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