Men's Shed.... needed a sign...

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I was asked to do the engraving on a sign for the new Men’s Shed in Woodford…

They sent me a rather interesting design… as a BMP and after a very small amount of playing around..

And here is a few shots of the engraver doing its thing…this was in raster mode… engraving… moving left to right and right to left….just like a printer…
We can see that there is a pass through opening in the front…one at the back too… this allows material larger than the worktable to be engraved…

12 minutes in…taken from the side of the cabinet.

A few minutes later from the front…Just about… took nearly 50 minutes…

Done… the lettering was done in vector mode…outline… and took only 6 minutes…

EDITORS NOTE.. this piece of ply is 600 mm by 900 mm [3 feet by 2 feet for the readers over the pond..]

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 593 days ago

Take away the hat add wheels and this is

how the Missus sees me. LoL

Looks as if the machine will soon pay for



-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 593 days ago

Cute. I’m sure you’ll see a whole new dimension of projects to do.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 593 days ago

Very nice new gadget you have. Oh how I wish I owned one!! It sure looks as if you are getting the process down real good Larry. Nice job.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#4 posted 593 days ago

You always do quality work that looks good! You are a very talented woodworker!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#5 posted 593 days ago

so this machine does not carve, it burns…laser right…i take it there are machines that work faster or slower doing this type of work, and the money tag goes up for the faster they work, am i correct on that…is there any way to calculate how long it will take to pay for this, i guess that would be sorta hard, as you dont know what type or how many jobs you would get…i hope its something that you can add to your currant wood work, or is there a different use you have in mind…its early morning over here…just had the republican convention last night, and there is a day of wood work ahead, i hope….....:)...have a good day mate…or should i say sleep well…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 592 days ago

This looks great, Larry. What model and make of laser did you get? There’s no doubt that it will soon pay for itself.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 592 days ago

I can tell you’re having a blast with yer new toy. That is a very kool logo.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 592 days ago

Very good, Larry. Could I suggest another hand for a beer?

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#9 posted 592 days ago

Really neat, Larry. That little guy can do anything!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#10 posted 592 days ago

Cool toy, I think there is a hand missing for a pipe…
Sounds wonderful with a mens place.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 592 days ago

Very cool larry

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 592 days ago

Hey, where do the ladies hang out if they want to make stuff beside cakes and quilts?

Regardless of the suggestion that “this is a man’s work,” this is a fun sign!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#13 posted 592 days ago

This is really fantastic Larry. Now…can you BBQ with it too? I’m sure you will find a lot of uses for this machine. How about wooden greeting cards for woodworkers birthdays, Christmas and such?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 592 days ago

Nice lazer etching, new toy new fun!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 592 days ago

What ! No router ? I guess you ran out of hands . . .

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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