Hack of the Week No.129 - November 11th

"We Won't Forget Their Sacrifice"

Tomorrow will be November 11th or Remembrance Day in many countries.  A day where we should all take time to remember thoses that have sacrificed so much to give us the freedoms we have today.  

We also must not forget to take a moment to thank those that are currently serving and defending the things that we take for granted everyday.  

Wear your poppy with pride, not because we have too... but because we can. 

"We Won't Forget Their Sacrifice" plaque

This plaque was created using models from these projects:

Fonts used are:

  • Century

Cross vectors were created in VCarve Desktop.

Note - This hack was assembled in Aspire V8 for presentation purposes.  It could have been done in VCarve Pro V8 or VCarve Desktop.

Why not hack together your own layout mixing and matching models from other projects or from your own library!  For some great inspiration check out our  hacks page!

Customer Focus - Vandy Harper

Our Around the World - USA CNC project has been a great hit with our customers.  It is just amazing to see a project like this catch on and see what kind of projects are being made with it.   Vandy Harper created a fantastic finished piece that we are sure you all will appreciate.  

Look at the detail and finish!!!  Nice!

"The flag was made with poplar and the eagle was made with afromosa. I routed out the flag so the eagle would fit in the groove."

It sounds like Vandy may have pocketed out a flat area on the flag to accept the eagle.  It looks like it fit in just perfect and the use of the two different woods realy makes the eagle stand out from the flag.  Great choice!

Image for scale... wow!


Vandy sent in a picture to illustrate just how big the finished carving is.  As you can see it is very impactful and is stunning on the wall.

"It's 36" wide and 32" high. It has a walnut stain with 5 coats of polyurethane. "

The coats of polyurethane make for a smooth finish that catches the light and adds to the piece.  

"It took about 12 hours to carve the flag and about 11 hours to carve the eagle"

That may seem like a long time on the machine but for such a large piece and the detail that was kept from the original models, it sure paid off.  

Thank you Vandy for taking the time to share your finished project with us!

For more Customer Focus posts click here!

To honor our fallen - Lest We Forget No.2

Possible Layout

Another Possible Layout

Another Possible Layout

This project is dedicated to all of the men and women who are serving or have served in the military.  To those that have not returned home and those that have but lost friends along the way.  We hope this project will give you a starting point to create something that will honor the fallen and keep their memory alive so we will not forget their sacrifice.

All 6 Models

Assembled Layout

Project Sheet

This project includes 6 models:

  • Military Helmet No.2
  • Military Rifle No.2
  • Poppy No.1
  • Dog Tags No.1
  • Military Boot No.2
  • Engraving Plaque No.7

Plus 1 Assembled Layout and Project Sheet for just $30.00

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Hope you enjoy this project...

Comments Welcome!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make CNC Projects Team