This is a set of nine cookie dough stamps I made after seeing a how-to article at the Vectric Software website. I followed the directions almost exactly but I see many interesting ways to modify this project. All of the cut out was handled by CNC files on my HB2 router machine.
How these stamps were made and a look at all the faces visit this WEBSITE.
This is the hearld of the Saint Louis and San Franciso Railroad, AKA the FRISCO line. If you have any doubt it is called the coonskin, read this documentation. It is also the name and emblem of the city in Texas where I live.
What I did here was take the business card a fireman from the City of Frisco, Texas gave us after we had our lightning strike (and fire) back in 2009. I put the card in my scanner and turned it into a digital image. From there I put the image into Vectric's Aspire software where I converted the graphic into vector graphics.
One picture was created by the software showing exactly what the logo will look like when it is cut on a CNC router machine. The real parts have not been made but the picture looks very real. The other pictures shows two examples of the final parts and includes the business card from which they were designed.
Of course now the coonskin can be carved in any size my machine can handle.
In case anyone was wondering, the partial leaf visible in the masthead and also in the very tiny icon that you see when bookmarking this site (called a favicon) was made by me. There is a complete description on how it was made HERE.
I don't have a practical use for it but it was an interesting project.
The title has a double meaning. All radio stations have a "callsign". These are call signs for the owners of amateur radio callsigns. They are plaques to hang on the wall. Most amateur operators are rather proud of their calls and like to show them off at their operating positions or at work and elsewhere.
I design these first in software, simulate the carving then export to my shop computer system. These are made from a 5" x 10" x 3/4" red oak plank and carved by my HB2 CNC router machine. Then each one is sanded, detailed and hand finished by me. These three are hand rubbed Tung oil finish.
This is the type of work of which I am interested in doing more. Anyone having a carving project like this they would like to have done, don't hesitate in contacting me for more information.