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Project by cstrang posted 05-07-2010 02:09 AM 1635 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut out these signs at school the other day on our CNC machine. One is cherry with black letters and black edging and the other is MDF. Hopefully they will hang in the shop for years to come.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 05-07-2010 03:21 AM

Very nice looking signs. I’ve got a friend with a CNC machine trying to make me a jig for my kitchen cabinets.

He told me one time that he ever went back into the furniture business he would have one of those machines. He currently makes doors and windows for $10 Million dollar homes. He was making 36 sets for french doors out of teak for a house in Cape Cod when I was there a little while ago.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 05:46 AM


-- You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them. -- Ray Bradbury

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 05:51 AM

You are fortunate to have access to such a fantastic machine. The carpentry program where I taught recently received one and they are learning to do some awesome work.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 07:31 AM

Nice work cool sign

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-07-2010 11:35 AM

A good sign! How do you program the CNC to make the design you want.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-07-2010 12:26 PM

cool signs.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 05-07-2010 10:06 PM

stefang, first I draw the image in a CAD program (AutoCAD in this case) then I put the file on a usb stick and bring it to our CNC machine. The machine has its own software to convert the CAD drawing to g-code (g-code is what the CNC understands) The as long as there are no issues you hit the big green button and let-er rip!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#8 posted 05-08-2010 03:30 PM

Nice sign design!

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

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