I did several searches but didn’t see precisely what I was looking for, so I thought I’d throw this out to the group…
I purchased several challenge coins from Northwest Territorial Mint like this one …
I’d like to engrave some personalized details on each for some of the scouts \ scoutmasters in our troop, however I need to dial in the settings first.
I’m assuming a 30’ engraving bit, but wondering if anyone has experience with these and could recommend some feeds and speeds.
I have VCarve Pro so, but I’ve not experimented with the engraving toolpath yet, so wondering if that’s a good place to start.
Thanks in advance!
on bronze @5ipm with A plunge of 3ipm doc. .01in. Cheap window cleaner as coolant dewalt set on 1. Some bronze items can be harder or softer but this is the base setting I use for all coins with a 20deg bit.
Thanks @ShaneBell, ill test and report back. I need to create a fixture first…
FYI to get the -> ° symbol you can hold the alt key and type in 0176
Then you can go from this “30degree” to this “30°”
If you’re looking for a US based company, I recommend www.customchallengecoins.net that is where I got my coins made for our local VFW, they came out fantastic and the staff was great to work with, very fast to respond. There’s no harm in asking.
Did you ever get your coin thing made?
This is what I did out of aluminum.
If anyone is interested in designing their own custom challenge coins if so check out https://www.militarycoinsusa.com/challenge-coins/ they are easy to work with and help you get your ideas onto a great looking coin, customer service is great and they can work with a pretty basic design, they also competitive prices even better for larger orders. Might be worth looking into if you need coins made for your scout troop again.