Monday a friend asked if I could cut metal on my machine, as they wanted my help in making a metal accessory for their Wasteland Weekend Costume. It was perfect timing as I happened to be cutting new, taller Y plates at that exact moment. When I showed them what the machine could do they got very excited and started working on the art for the cut file right away.
I got the art file on Tuesday, and started cutting it that night. I finished off the cut yesterday. (total cut time, around 4 hours)
I am very happy with how it turned out. I had no problems actually running the cut. My new upgrades are working great.
This project really made me happy as it was so “easy”. Before, when attempting a metal cut there as been some issue, some modification or learning curve I had to overcome.
For this cut, all the mods, upgrades and experience finally came together and I was able to just carve.
From Idea, to art, to final project in only a couple of days, that is the best feeling
They are very happy with how it turned out, and with how light weight the aluminum is.
The final piece will be sort of a belt buckle / sporran suspended from a waist chain, with a smaller chain “fringe” hanging off the bottom.)
They wanted the mount bolt visible on the forehead, though they have decided to go with an acorn nut instead of a wing nut.