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Thinking about carving this sign. So, whatcha think about it?

Our kids live just out of Tulsa, so I think this would be perfect for their man cave. Last time we were there, I actually got to drive down part of the route in the Historic section of Tulsa.

 

I have searched Giggle for images and saw a bunch of variations, and read part of the history. Regardless, this is the design I came up with.

I am thinking about painting some 1/2 inch mdf first, then doing the carving. Touch up would still be be necessary and some black painting, but hey, it is a Christmas gift. 12x16x1/2 inch mdf. 1/4 inch EM and a 1/8th inch EM and a 60 deg v with flat tip for the engraving.

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I think so.

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Cool Mike...Great gift...IMHO anything Route 66 related is awesome.

Looking forward to seeing the final product!

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Looks good!   Although as long as route 66 has been there perhaps a little weathering after painting would be appropriate.  Maybe a bullet hole or two?   It would be interesting to figure out how to CNC what looks like an authentic bullet hole.  ;)

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1 hour ago, 4DThinker said:

Looks good!   Although as long as route 66 has been there perhaps a little weathering after painting would be appropriate.  Maybe a bullet hole or two?   It would be interesting to figure out how to CNC what looks like an authentic bullet hole.  ;)

Good idea. Thanks. I already have the sign cut but I haven't broke it out of the work piece yet. I'll give that bullet hole(s) idea some thought. Since I used the bottom left for x,y zero, I can put it back in the same spot where it was carved.

 

Hmmm, should the hole go through the sign? probably so, huh. Look authentic then. Maybe use a 1/8th end mill to bore the hole...say to the size of a 45 cal. Then use a v groove bit to carve some "damage" around the hole. :D Disclaimer: I am not very artistic. :(

 

I am at my mom's house today. So no shop time for me. Design time=yes.

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3 hours ago, 4DThinker said:

Maybe a bullet hole or two?

:lol::D:lol: I like it! 

2 hours ago, MT Stringer said:

I'll give that bullet hole(s) idea some thought.

 

2 hours ago, MT Stringer said:

I am not very artistic.

Got a .22 rifle and/or a local shooting range/club...save the CNC and make it truly authentic.:P

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Yes sir, I do have a .22 rifle. Got it for Christmas when I was about 14...50 some odd years ago.:D

 

I did find some vector clip art of bullet holes! :D

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Looks really good, Mike!  Is your in-house artist going to paint the sign?

 

David

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1 hour ago, difalkner said:

Looks really good, Mike!  Is your in-house artist going to paint the sign?

 

David

Probably. :-)

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16 hours ago, MT Stringer said:

I do have a .22 rifle. Got it for Christmas when I was about 14...50 some odd years ago.

Almost identical time frame...only I bought mine for $10 from a guy that was having a "Going out of Marriage" sale.

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