Need help need ideas for making some sort of plaque or sign to give retiring coworkers.
It was just announced that the entire fabrication metal shop I work at will be closing. It is a department of a much larger company. We make aircraft plane parts. “Areospace” mostly electronics equipment for military jets and many plane parts for Boeing, airbus etc…
I currently specialize in sheetmetal work there. (Shears, punch press, kick press, drills, press brake, spot welding, tumbling, deburring, and bench work.)
This is an old school artisan shop. Been in operation since world war 2 era. I have the privilege of learning real skills and knowledge from true craftsman. Many of which have been honing thier craft for over 40 years. These guys are true masters. If you need it made. They will make it period.
This is where I really learned that there are button pushers and there are machinist. We are proud to say we are true machinist.
My point: a good number of these men that I look up to and have learned from will retire as a result of this closure. I would like to make and give them something that reflects and honors the craft and them as craftsman. Any help with ideas would be greatly appreciated.