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Project by mgb_2x posted 12-11-2013 03:57 PM 1852 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend became a grandmother in November. To mark the occasion I whipped up a sign with her grandson’s name, weight and length. Bruce took the name of his paternal grandfather. This is similar to some signs I have seen on Pinterest. My twist was to model the sign after the rulers many of us had when we were kids. When mounted on the wall it will allow the parents to keep track of Bruce as he grows. Very easy to make; prepared the cherry board, finish sand to 220, cover with mask, engrave, remove mask and add a few coats of lacquer. I put a keyhole groove at the 6 foot mark for ease and accuracy of installation.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 04:04 PM

awesome idea! nice work

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 04:10 PM

Very unique a real creative gift.

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 04:19 PM

this is really a great idea, and you did a great job making it, welcome to the world bruce king brown….

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

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 04:31 PM

Awesome work! I have done name signs for my nieces and nephews, but this is a whole new level of great.

-- KDW

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 04:47 PM

Nice job! What kind of mask do you use?

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 06:10 PM

what did you use to engrave? it looks perfect. I have no experience engraving, so there might be something fundamental I’m missing. Good work.

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 06:41 PM

What a great idea. Very cleaver and practical for parents of newborns. Well done!

Is your CNC homegrown or purchased?

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

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 08:47 PM

Thanks guys, I have lots of success using standard shelf paper you get at Target or Wal-Mart. I did get an unknown roll of mask from a friend but I don’t like it as well as the shelf paper.

I use a 12 year old Shop Bot CNC router for engraving. I have also learned to use the machine for lots of other types of machining. They are really handy tools. Mine has taken my woodworking to a whole new level.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 05:35 AM

This is really cool. Great idea

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 12-12-2013 09:10 PM

Very creative project. You can’t beat CNC. I have a Shopbot too.


-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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