Got the idea for this the other day, since I’m still very much in the learning stages rather than producing high quality finished products. Just a little sign to hang over my machine to remind myself that even spectacular failures are valuable if I learn from the mistakes, and more importantly that I capture the learning in some form so I don’t make the same mistakes twice.
Lettering was carved with a 60 deg 1/2" V-bit, and then the fire and warning sign were done with a combination of adaptive and contour paths using a 1/8", 1/16", and 1/32" flat endmills. I then wood burned the lettering, although the stain sort of covered up the parts that make it look burned. Stain was just a crappy color I had on hand and wasn’t using for anything else. My wife (resident artist and design CEO) did the painting, and I put on a few quick coats of spray poly to seal it.
The CAD/CAM piece is becoming easier and easier for me, but the finishing part…ooh I have much to learn yet.
Fusion 360 design and toolpaths:
Pardon the crappy finish.
Hanging in place.