Thursday, January 21, 2016

Danish oil applied

Just waiting for it to dry to add 5 coats of finish and off to a new home.

Let me make something for you.

What am I up to now?

I got this log from someone, and I had no idea what I was going to do with it.
I want to engrave it with something and am looking for some ideas. I was thinks "From My Cold Dead Hands", or " Have Enough Ammo"
Email me if you have an idea. If I Use it I will send you a free something or other. Did you hear that Free gift.

It is kind of an odd piece.


It is an odd shaped slab.

Its amazing what you find inside

It was something to do. When I get it finished I will post up some pictures.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Almost there

I had taken a bit of a break since the packers loss last night, but the sign must go on..... 

roughing out some of the material

1/8 inch ball end mill going to work

looking nice!

I love making dimensional signage. Let me make one for you too please.
Thank you -Bill

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Its evolving...........

Getting the back ready to roll.

All I am doing here is decking the back face so she is flat.

This picture turned out poorly, but I am pre-warping the plank. I am removing a lot of material off the face, I want it to last a long time without warping. So I am pre-inducing a concave section to offset the material I am going to take from the front.

Plank has been flipped, and machining started on front face.
The start of the tags roughed in

Tag decks finished machined with 1/8 ball end mill, note the radius.
3/4 flat end mill out to clean this up some. pay attention to detail, it matters. These need to look like rivets.

 Engraving starts, no sanding yet.

These little suckers are sharp, and will cut you without looking,

What it is actually is a coated 30 degree engraving bit.

V-Carving allows for internal sharp corners.

More to come, keep watching.
email me if you have some ideas for you.


Friday, January 15, 2016

The project below begins......

Exciting hey, Just wait it will be.
The dimensions of this project is 18x12. I blanked the boards to 21 inches long so I can hold on to them, and ripped them it just over 5 inches wide. Once ripped I ran them through a jointer and refined the edges so they are dead on balls flat. Apply a liberal amount of Titebond II, ensure complete coverage and clamp.

More to come through the weekend. -Bill

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Version 2

This is a project we are working through some final details.
Please see a few posts down where it started. I show thing only to show that these go through many transitions. Some people feel guilty about doing it, but its your project and it needs to be right for you not me.

I would love to start something for you too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Project in the works.......

More to Follow
These things are a process. you start out basic and it evolves.
We are working on the an optional design configuration but I expect to be machining on this soon.
Final may have a different border, but I will post them up once its done.  
Lets get something going for you too.