Hack of the Week No.107

Dad's Garage - Service, Repairs, Advice Sign

Less then a week till Father's Day, but you still have time to whip up a great sign for that special Dad's garage.  Heck, you might be a Dad yourself and looking for an easy gift to purchase or to drop hints for.  

"Did you know Design and Make CNC Projects fit easily on a USB drive... hint, hint."

This "Dad's Garage" Sign was created using models from these projects:

The font we used to simulate the v-carving on this layout is called:  Candara

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!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make Team

Scott Pearlman likes his bikes!

Motorcycle fan, Scott, has taken our Let's Ride No.1 cnc project and made a fer very interesting finished pieces.

"I'm using VCARVE Pro. Version 8.0. Mr router is an Axiom AR6. With a liquid cooled spindle."

"In white oak, it measures about 15" wide"

We really like the way he overlapped the panhead motor over the logo.

"Here are a few more things I made. The larger box is a wood called Iroko and the smaller box is black walnut. I would love a Knucklehead engine to work with. As you might have guessed, I'm a Harley rider. Been one for almost 50 years."

Scott you're in luck because we just released the Let's Ride No.2 cnc project and it includes a knucklehead engine and a vintage bike model. 

Possible Layout

All 6 New Models

Another Possible Layout

Thank you Scott for sharing your projects with us!  Keep up the great work.

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Choose a direction and ride!

One Possible Layout

Here's to all of those bike enthusiasts that know what a knucklehead is.  After we released the first installment in the Let's Ride projects it was brought to our attention that there are a lot of fans of both the Panhead and the Knucklehead motors.  So here you have it...

This project would be perfect for the vintage motorcycle lover, biker admirer or just about any project that requires that vintage bike feel.  How about a sign to hang outside your garage, shop or house reminding visitors of your passion for riding.  You might even consider adding a custom biker bar wall sign to your basement bar.

All 6 Models

Assembled Layout

Project Sheet

This project includes 6 models:

  • Knucklehead Motor
  • Vintage Bike No.1
  • Flames No.1
  • Chain No.1
  • Ribbon No.20
  • Garage Sign No.5

Plus 1 Assembled Layout and Project Sheet for just $30.00!

Order and Download it today!

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