Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Brass Sign

Here is a video of cutting a brass sign for a Christmas present. It was the first time I cut brass on the Taig mill so I went pretty slow. The video has most of the cutting sped up 4x so it is a little more interesting. Merry Christmas Brian and Amy!

 The first picture is what I was given for the layout. The next two are output from the design I made in VCarve Pro.  

To hold the sign in place during the through cut I used the Tabs feature in VCarve Pro. Then I used a hacksaw blade to cut the tabs and a file to remove the rest of the tab.