Army Badges

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Project by travislucia posted 09-13-2013 01:24 PM 1293 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After hand routing my first project last weekend (US Army Air Assault Badge) A friend at work asked me to make him a Recruiting badge and a Combat Medic Badge. Yesterday I purchased a 1/8 2 flute straight bit for more detailed work, I used it for the recruiter badge and a few days ago when I made the CMB I used a 1/4 round tip bit. All done using a 1.25 HP Dewalt Hand Router. Finished the CMB with ebony stain and 5 coats of Shellack, the RB with a Honey Gold stain and 5 Coats Shellack. Both were cut on the scroll saw, sanded and finished, added a hanger in the back. I am considering creating a youtube video this weekend to show my process and get more feedback. Thanks for looking! (I apologize the second set of pictures are crappy)

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#1 posted 09-13-2013 07:34 PM

Nice job with the router

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#2 posted 09-13-2013 11:26 PM

Amazing control for a hand held router, and very nice. I would enjoy a video of how you do this.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-14-2013 01:44 AM

Thanks guys, will be trying a new sign this weekend, pictures to follow.

-- Measure Once, Cut Once, Be Unique

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#4 posted 09-14-2013 07:13 AM

I assume it was done with a MCM as opposed to a CNC machine?

With such a steady hand like that remind me never to stand in front of you at the range, I could have the tip of my ear shot off!

-- Regards Rob

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