May 17 - May 24, 2024 "Sign Projects" Contest

Hello everyone! Thank you to all who shared their beautiful spring-themed LongMill projects.

We are happy to announce that @FullKev, Greg Hunt, @woolyboo, and Sam Klein are the spring-themed projects contest winners. A prize is on its way!

P.S. We will be closed on Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day and back in the office on Tuesday, May 21st.

This week’s theme is “projects that are signs.” Share your most creative LongMill sign projects for a chance to win prizes in our contest!

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Happy crafting!

A neighbor came to me and asked if I could do a sign for Father’s Day. It needed a header, an International Harvester logo, and the names of the children. I went on and added a laser etch of an old model of the tractor brand ('54 Farmall 300).

To add some depth, I embedded the etch inside a bowl. After the etch, I was going to finish my champers with a ballnose and forgot to zero the bit. The bit brushed the etch and went straight into the bowl. It was just outside the bowl when I managed to stop G-sender. My day and my chances of ever going to heaven were instantly ruined.

The next day, I was looking at the sign, still strapped to the machine with an intact zero setting, when it hit me. I managed to outpocket the damage and add an extra element to the design.

All though the sign isn’t my best, I am proud of how I managed to turn it around and make a neighbor happy without having to start from scratch.

I still won’t make it into heaven, though.

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