Aluminum vcarved sign

I made this for my my 10 year wedding anniversary since traditional gift is tin or aluminum.

6061 aluminum with 90 degree vee bit.

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Did you polish the field before or after the carving?

Polished with some car wax after the carve.

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Awesome song and a great looking piece! What brand V-bit did you use? And what software?

The v bit was a 90 degree Harvey 4 flute #15316 . I haven’t found a better bit for wood or metal, despite the number of flutes. I have a whiteside 60 degree bit that everyone recommends, but it doesn’t cut vinyl mask clean when I do two color wood projects.

I found a picture someone made online, did a trace in inkscape, and pulled that into easel. This was .050 deep, which could probably have been reduced to .030 and looked just as good or better.

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