Commissioned engraving job

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Project by Tooch posted 11-04-2016 12:59 PM 1452 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s friend is giving away these brushes this year for Christmas, and was looking to get them engraved with her studios logo. Knowing that is so.eyhing i can do, my wife “volunteered” me to help.

The brushes were pre-ordered and actually produced somewhere else (China?), so all I had to do was make the digital file of her logo & engrave them.

Engraving the tops was slightly more difficult than usual, as they are round and a different setup is required. Also, I needed to make a small fixture to align each brush, as they rested on the bristles and are above the registration rulers.

All in all, I engraved 103 of these little guys. Definitely not fine Woodworking, but just goes to show that even with modern technology, basic problem solving skills are required.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 01:30 PM

Looking at all your photos I see you were very successful with the commissioned engraving job Tooch! Looks like all of your efforts payed off! I bet she had a big ole smile on her face when she saw how well your work turned out! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 01:57 PM

Wish I had one of those. Awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 02:18 PM

Thanks Monte, they are definitely fun, but kinda like owning a truck… everyone wants you to help them move.

Tony she was really pleased with them. you know what they say – happy wife, happy life.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 02:47 PM

nice ….happy wife happy life …....GREAT JOB


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#5 posted 11-04-2016 03:08 PM

Nice work, Mike!!You do some fine work with your CNC!!!!!!!!!
I have to farm my CNC routing out to someone like you. I wish I had one and could learn how to run it!!
Luckily the shop teacher at the high school has one.
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 03:34 PM

Well done! That should give you a few points for sure. Once you were setup and started how long did it take to do 103 brushes?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 11-04-2016 03:38 PM

Thanks Tony for the comment

Jim that’s one of the benefits of this gig, buying equipment on someone else’s dime :)

Ron the official runtime for the job is 1 min 26 seconds, add in time to swap out parts, about 2 mins per piece, so roughly 3-1/2 hours

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 11-04-2016 03:39 PM

Those look great and keeping the wife happy…PRICELESS. Great job buddy

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#9 posted 11-04-2016 04:17 PM

You have done a beautiful job on these brushes.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 11-04-2016 05:32 PM

Cool engraving work. You did well. Wish you lived closer, I’d have you do some work for me.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 11-08-2016 02:41 PM

came up really nice!
What machine are you using for engraving? I assume its a laser cutting machine? what type?

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.

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