I designed a modular executive name plate for my Father. Something that could list his current position but be changed in the future. I am getting ready to jump into metal and cut out and engrave the Aluminum asap. Made lots of mistakes with it but I think it is passable.
I am pretty much making design and procedural changes on everything I build after the fact. My motto: The next one will be better! lol!
Was hoping someone could give me tips on how to quickly finish this Black Walnut. Preferably something that will dry quickly and not smell bad.
Also made a plaque for my brother who has a Ford Pinto race car. I made a lot of mistakes with it, the next one will be way better when I am not rushed. I need to learn to use the epoxy filler and watch tutorials on how to use stains etc…
Hah that is actually the Fusion 360 representation of Polished Aluminum. I am pretty good at it though I have polished a lot of material and have on hand everything I need to make a mirror finish. My only worry is carving into it and having it look good. If it does not work out I will make wood inserts.
Thank you very much, My Father is in his 90s and his latest promotion is on a interim basis so he will need a different name plate within 6 months or so. He is about to retire but will keep an office hence the modular design.
My brothers Pinto is pretty badass, the rolling chassis was handed down to him by a aging racer. The same car has been hitting the track for 40+ years.
Pic for effect haha
Finished! Aluminum engraving is fun and pretty easy once you figure it out…
I had a 19 hour toolpath session freak out with 5 minutes left and almost catch the part on fire lol. Ended up cutting a half inch out of it to fix it and I swear I like it better now…