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    Wal's Avatar
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    You'll have to pardon the French here...

    I've been wanting to make myself a couple of badges for a while. Picked up some brooch backs off ebay and had a bash at making over the last few days. Results are good, I'm getting to grips a bit with the epoxy and polishing techniques, but it can still be a bit hit and miss.

    Here's one I made - 3 tools: 2mm pocket, 1mm pocket and then a 0.5mm profile. Would have been nice to experiment with Fusion 360's REST machining feature here, but I'm not confident enough to switch to using it and in fairness, until I've worked out which parameters I can 'ignore' in 360 the Vectric software is a LOT more user friendly...

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    From 3D viz through to final badge. Of course, it's massively inefficient to make a load of badges this way, but as a one off the quality is great and it's always excellent to be able to make your own stuff..!

    Wal.

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    Nice finish, but why "Yep!" and not "Yeah!" or "Yes!" or even "Don't Mind If I F**kin' Do"?
    :-)
    You think that's too expensive? You're not a Model Engineer are you? :D

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    >but why "Yep!" and not "Yeah!"

    Hehe - You're absolutely right - 'Yeah' is the official standard - I went for the slightly awkward 'Yep' because it looked better (and I'm a bit awkward like that..)

    The finish - took a while to polish that in, damn micro-scratches...

    Wal.

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    Very nice, great quality & finish.
    Thanks for showing.
    Cheers

  5. You are the master of badges. But what do you do with them? What these badges serve for?
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

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    Wal's Avatar
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    I'll wear this one to interviews, you know - to suggest my enthusiasm to prospective employers...

    (All depends - I make the occasional badge for friends, I'll probably wear this one every once in a while and others just end up as ornaments. I guess I just like designing and making 'em, kills a bit of time, but no - they serve no purpose whatsoever, except to satisfy me when they come out looking alright...)

    Wal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wal View Post
    I guess I just like designing and making 'em, kills a bit of time, but no - they serve no purpose whatsoever, except to satisfy me when they come out looking alright...)
    Wal.
    Good on yer Wal great looking badge, best answer I've seen mate keep it up.

    Phill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wal View Post
    They serve no purpose whatsoever, except to satisfy me when they come out looking alright...)
    Wal.
    Agree with Phill on this one, best reason going. Brilliant work, Wal, that's a whole lot of buffing!

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    Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.


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    Some miniature plaques made for a friend who builds high end hi-fi amps. The small ones will sit next to their respective valves (viewable through the glass top) and the other two will be mounted to the chassis at the rear of the amp. Heh, the badges for this amp cost about what most people spend on their stereos - well, maybe not, mates rates and all that - but still...

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    Not quick to make, though...

    Just thought I'd post some things I've made which serve a purpose, you know - just to keep Boyan happy..! ;)

    Happy Easter.

    Wal.

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