Monday, 26 February 2018

Inlaying Name Plaque


When I ordered these little stainless steel name plaques I had planned to make a router template to inlay them in my work. However due to their small dimensions they are all slightly different in size and therefore need to be individually fitted. To ensure a tight fit I filed a small inside chamfer to each edge so that when I marked round with a sharp knife, it was a fraction undersize. A dab of double sided tape on the back prevented it slipping. I routed very close to the knife lines with my excellent little Makita trim router and carefully chiselled back to the lines and squared off the corners. A bit of persuasion with the rounded handle of my chisel hammer finished the job.
Forgot to say if anyone is interested the company is Blue Badger Branding.


5 comments:

  1. Very tidy, both the name plate and the execution. I've not seen this before, very classy Sir !!!

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  2. That looks very simple and elegant, David. Very nice. Are the letters screen printed on? Etched?

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    1. Hi Kevin, thank you. It describes them as dark etched lettering and the material is brushed satin stainless steel. All the best, David.

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