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..]

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 08-31-2012 07:55 AM

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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#2 posted 08-31-2012 09:20 AM

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

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 09:39 AM

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 08-31-2012 10:17 AM

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

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#5 posted 08-31-2012 10:20 AM

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 08-31-2012 10:50 AM

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

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 08-31-2012 11:26 AM

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. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 08-31-2012 12:05 PM

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 08-31-2012 12:56 PM

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

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

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#10 posted 08-31-2012 01:08 PM

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 08-31-2012 02:33 PM

Very cool larry

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#12 posted 08-31-2012 03:21 PM

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 08-31-2012 05:10 PM

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 08-31-2012 05:26 PM

Nice lazer etching, new toy new fun!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#15 posted 08-31-2012 06:28 PM

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

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

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