Only Pops knows how to wield that chisel like they did in the old days.  That's right, no need for those new fangled CNC machines.  All ya needed was a saw, sharp chisel and a mallet and you could make just about anything Grandma needed.

This project is a nod to the old ways of building a timber home or making a rocking horse.  You know the time before anyone ever thought of a CNC machine or new what a 1/8" ballnose end mill was.  These old school tools are still important to have in the shop just in case technology fails you... and that never happens... right? 

We have designed a few neat features into this project that will make it even easier to use and reuse.  These features include:
- The Shop Sign accepts v-carving or even the addition of raised text.
- The Wood Shavings have been modeled so with a slight tilt it will merge onto the blade end of the Wood Chisel perfectly. 
- The Timber Truss will merge perfectly onto the top of the Shop Sign.
- Shop Sign has a flat bottom so it will accept almost any model and will also let you get the most "Z" depth out of the added model.

Have you been holding off making that new shop sign?  No excuses now that we have added this set of new models into the Pop's Tool Shop series of projects.

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Pop's Tool Shop No.3 - Hack 1.jpg

The "Grandpa's Shop" sign layout was made using the models from the following projects:

WOW... that's a hack worth making!

The Pop's Tool Shop No.3 project contains the following models and project sheet.


To get you started on your next weekend project we have included this assembled layout.

Project Sheet - Click to enlarge.

Food for thought.
Ideas for other combinations of this project.

In case you need...

The vector outlines for all of the models in this project you can download them from this link:

DXF - Outlines

In case you wanted to know... 

Font used in the renderings is called - 

  • Candara, Palatino Linotype, Book Antiqua

Font used in the Project Sheet for this project is called - 

  • Candara, Palatino Linotype

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Post your finished project in the Vectric User Forum under Vector Art 3D / Design and Make It - Gallery or Email us an image of a project you made that uses one of our projects and a short description (try to include software used, the CNC ,finishing process and a social link... don't forget your name).  

When it gets posted we will be sure to let you know!!!!

Share an image of a finished project that uses one of our models and get it posted here! WOW!!!! 

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This project was created for all of those out there that know how to use a chisel without making a mess.