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Blog entry by OttoH posted 08-02-2012 06:06 PM 3084 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a while since I have been active on the site, I have had some news that has shaken me a bit, I am having a lot of Neurological issues and have been diagnosed with Dementia, but I am learning to deal with it and get through as best I can.

I have entered into the world of CNC and Laser woodworking this year and have a couple of projects to share.

Here is a sign I made on the CNC for my parents backyard, it is made of reclaimed Cypress wood that was pulled out of a swamp in Louisiana.

Here is a plaque that I did in my laser machine on reclaimed Cypress, I was trying to test the size boundaries of the machine, the plaque is 25 inches tall and 13 ½ inches wide.

Here is a plaque that I made for Katy Christian Ministries, it is about 10 inches tall and wide, and was made from a chunk of Purple Heart.

Here is a plaque that I made for the Youth Choir at church for their annual fundraiser and auction. The plaque is 11 inches round and is made out of Wenge.

And here are some coasters that I made for a local winery, I made the wooden blanks on the CNC out of an old Cedar fence board on the CNC and lasered their logo and cut the cork disks on the laser machine.

Just thought I would let you all know that I am still around and having fun in the shop as much as I can.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#1 posted 08-02-2012 06:51 PM

Sorry to hear that… Hope you work through it…
I have just taken delivery of a Laser Engraver… work surface is 48 inches by 36 inches with an 11 inch rise …
Can’t wait to get it set up and work our how to use it… CNC is next on the list…
Just love the coasters…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 08-02-2012 07:18 PM

Very nice work. I’m sorry about your health problems. I also would like to have a small laser engraving machine.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 08-02-2012 07:21 PM

Sorry to hear this. Been helping a father-in-law go through the same thing. Wishing you well.

I haven’t pondered getting into such a thing but your work makes it look very interesting. I really like you sign for your parents. Wouldn’t mind one like that myself. I may have to steal your idea, all due respect.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 07:25 PM

JAGWAH, it’s good to see you on here. It’s been a while so welcome back.

Otto,, do you use Corel Draw with your machine?


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 08:55 PM

Larry, I took a look at your machine being placed into your shop and I am jealous.

Thanks JAGWAH, you may steal as you see fit.

Helluvawreck, yes I use CorelDraw X5 with the laser, I am running Aspire with the CNC machine.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 05:04 AM

You have my sympathies. I have been thourgh al the symptoms when I was overdosed on Topamax. I wish you well in your efforts to control it.

Looks like you have some nice projects. Why not put them on the projets pages and get a little better exposure?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 11-22-2012 11:50 AM

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#8 posted 03-12-2013 03:24 AM

I like your work:
I just took the plunge and am purchasing an entry level commercial hybrid CNC by Legacy CNC woodworking machinery Your stuff looks great. My company will be a Christ centered company.

-- Jim - Sussex Wi

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