We won't forget... thanks to projects like these.

We are so honored when a customer takes one of our projects and creates something truly specail and personel to them.  Don Harding sent us in two different plaques he made in honor of his son. 

"143RD Military Police"

"The Pain of Yesterday is the Strength of Today"

Don used models from our Lest We Forget No.2 CNC project to help get his layout just right.  

He used the dog tags model to recreate a version of his son's tags to give this plaque a very special and personal touch.  


Thank you Don for sharing this personal project with us.  We are sure it will inspire others. 

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Customer Focus - Matthias Haase

It's always nice to hear from customers that are using projects to create a finished piece to celebrate a special event.  Matthias Haase used the Local Heros - Firefighter No.1  to create the two projects highlighted in this post.  The first is a wall plaque for a graduating class from a firefighting school and the second is a sign for a shop.  Both use the same layout but have finished bits that are unique to each piece.

Finished wall plaque.

"This shield is a Memorial Gift from the members of a Fire Brigade Course that’s started on 15 August 2016 and ended on 19 August 2016"

"For the Fire and Rescue School in Celle (Lower Saxony) Germany"

What a great gift and using the photo in the center is a very nice touch.

"Software I used is Aspire
Machine Software is EDING CNC
Dimension of the Size is 400 x 580 mm
Time on the machine 16 hours"

"Milling tools
6mm Endmill for 3D roughing 3600mm/min
3. mm Ball Nose for 3D finishing 3600 mm/min
3.175 mm 90 deg V Bit for small letters engraving 3600 mm/min
12.7 mm 90 deg V Bit for big Letters engraving 3200 mm/min
3.0 mm Endmill for Cut Out 3600 mm/min"

Reviewing the toolpath results. 

Finished plaque without the picture added.

Finished and installed.


When finishing his second project he used a very interesting way to get the gold into the v-carved text.

"I used a CNC Machine called GP10050 from this small Factory http://auracher-lasertechnik.de/index.php/home-of-the-gp"

Looks like he ran his roughing pass and then painted the letters gold.  After the paint dried he ran the finishing pass to remove of the allowance material left from the roughing and also removing the extra paint.  The end result is very nice and makes the painting look very accurate and nice.

Great work Matthias!

Second plaque.

Rouging with v-carving added.

Application of paint.

Running the finishing pass to remove extra material and paint.

Thanks Matthias for taking the time to share your projects with us!

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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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Above are a few other very quick layouts that just might get you inspired!

Hope you enjoy this project...

Comments Welcome!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make CNC Projects Team