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In your sig put the words between the color tags:
your colored text here [color]
 



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The second color would be [/COLOR] Not sure if caps matters.

Also, an update, MrCrouse and I are working this, should turn out nice if we can all decide on some things. Ha, all joking aside, this should turn out pretty nice.
 

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well this is a collaborative project. if Mr crouse would sign the chassis and you engrave the average power of the completed unit. not just a sticker like most chinese lasers. that would make it awesome. If you ever watch Sons of Guns on history channel you will know what I mean.
 
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I don't have the capabilities to engrave. I live in a dorm, no power tools ;)

I know one thing, this is going to be pretty awesome by the end. From what I'm envisioning so far, I will enjoy building this. I've wanted to do something similar for a while.
 
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We don't have engraving capabilities, but we could probably stamp it on the chassis, which is basically the same.
 

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you can use a small sharp knife since this is soft aluminum or one of those little electric inscribers you can get at any hardware store. a great big sharpened nail will work too. just practice your name on something else
 
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Simply carve soft aluminum with a nail or knife. I'm not going to dull one of my knives, or go out and get a nail, to carve my name into this soft aluminum. On top of that, it would be MAYBE 1/64th of an inch deep, MAYBE. It's not really worth the benefit, but, if you REALLY want it. I can work something out.
 
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We don't have engraving capabilities, but we could probably stamp it on the chassis, which is basically the same.
of course your maker's mark would be in order. do you know what i mean by lamb's tongues in the edges?
 

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Do you what actual lamb's tongue, or just a curve cut into the side? Those are two completely difference things, and the curve isn't really an easy thing to mill out either.
 
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With all these add-ons you want, these is no way you are getting this made for $500-$600. Especially if you want me to do special edge-profiling machining with special end-mills. Machining aluminum isn't the same as woodworking.
ok what is your price for what i have.. i think it will be worth it judging your other work i've seen. The edges , Lamb's tongues, just needed to be done with a hand held belt sander and vice and have a rough texture for grip and cooling
the other things are machined precisely
 
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ok what is your price for what i have.. i think it will be worth it judging your other work ive seen
Well, I don't even understand what kind of edge profiling you are talking about, this is lamb tongue edge profile:

 
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It would be worth the money.. I've seen your work.. the Lamb's tongues can be done with just a hand held belt sander. I want a little texture from the sixty grit paper
 

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You can't just take a belt sander to a block of aluminum and magically shape it. You can't grind it either because aluminum clogs grinding wheels. It is possible to mill an edge profile like that though with a corner rounding endmill and a ball endmill. I don't have the right size and shape endmills to do that though, but it can be done if we need to order them. I'd recommend just round the edges off and that being it. I don't see why you need that fancy edge profile. Plus it is just going to require more material further increasing cost.
 
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i understand about the grinding wheels..i'll use a draw knife for the lamb's tongues then. i have dealt with soft aluminium. everything else I want
 
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no thats an ogee curve.. i posted a couple thumbnail sketches on the first page
 
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a lamb's tongue is made by using the draw knife at a 45 to the edge starting from one end and pulling to the other. often the woodworker stops at the center of the piece and begins again drawing from the other end making a nice continuous line. think of the tables and woodwork at a seafood restaurant. it is a crude simple edge treatment.
 




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