I was asked a little while ago to produce some Arrow of Light plaques for a local cub pack. I thought about many the different ways and styles I could use. There was scrolling out the image. I also thought about making a template and routing it out. Then my laziness kicked in and decided to go the easer way, CNC.
I have access to a CNC router and since I was making 4 of them it would be a fast way to batch them out. Programing proved to be a little more challenging than I thought. By programing I mean drawing it up. For some reason I could not get the parts to constrain correctly and it kept failing to constrain. Once the drawing was done to my satisfaction the importing into the machine was relatively easy. One test sample and then four more were completed in about 20 minutes.
The painting is something that I have done before. It is paint slightly over the lines and then sand it off. There is a coat of shellac and that is it. Sometimes it is nice to have a quick project even if the drawing part was a pain. In the end I learned more about the drawing program and how to import a drawing into the machine. Usually I just program the machine.