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> Checking interest..., Getting back into making emblems
RJMII
post Jul 20 2016, 03:31 PM
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A few years ago I was custom machining the emblems like the ones pictured. Then one morning I woke up in the hospital to the news that my house had been cleaned out, my children kidnapped by their mother, and her house keys were on the table.

I took a much needed break from making emblems and I got my life back together. The divorce has been final for a year, I have a nice place to live with a 2 car garage to work put of, and the idea of getting back into making random parts has been on my mind quite a bit recently.

All of the parts files that I created were saved, and more designs could easily be created.

While making them before, I put in a lot of time and effort into developing my talents and fine tuning the process. It feels wrong to let the energy go to waste that I put into something that I enjoyed doing.

I'd be sticking with the $10/digit pricing, and only taking a limited amount of requests at a time.

Right now I'm just checking interest, while I am building a few more cnc machines. I have the router table and the small laser cutter, and have the controls for 3 more cnc setups.

The biggest thing is that I have the question in my mind of "do I build a machine that is usable for small aluminum parts, and is the emblem adventure worth revisiting?" My vote is yes...


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post Jul 20 2016, 03:40 PM
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Back in the game...trying to keep this one stockish!
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Glad to see you back.

If you need some NEMA 23 sized steppers, let me know....no charge.... I might also have a few small servo motors you can have just for the price of shipping.




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post Jul 20 2016, 03:41 PM
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QUOTE(Mueller @ Jul 20 2016, 03:40 PM) *

Glad to see you back.

If you need some NEMA 23 sized steppers, let me know....no charge.... I might also have a few small servo motors you can have just for the price of shipping.

I do, thank you!! I'll pm on FB
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post Jul 20 2016, 03:44 PM
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Just a thought, due to the issues you had before I'd say it would be best to build stock so that shipping was instant on all but special order items.

I know you had personal and health problems in the past, so that's why it might be best to only take payment when the product is ready to ship.
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post Jul 20 2016, 03:50 PM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Jul 20 2016, 03:44 PM) *

Just a thought, due to the issues you had before I'd say it would be best to build stock so that shipping was instant on all but special order items.

I know you had personal and health problems in the past, so that's why it might be best to only take payment when the product is ready to ship.


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) you mentioned that before; and based on your (much appreciated) previous input, I included various scenarios along with solutions when writing my plan for moving forward.
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post Jul 20 2016, 03:51 PM
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Is A&PGirl okay with you starting back up? She sent me threatening emails just for taking care and helping you with your prepaid orders.
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post Jul 20 2016, 03:55 PM
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QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Jul 20 2016, 03:51 PM) *

Is A&PGirl okay with you starting back up? She sent me threatening emails just for taking care and helping you with your prepaid orders.


Her input is irrelevant at this point. She insisted that we sign a contract... and everything that you helped with didn't go against the contract, nor will me starting back up and making them go against said contract.
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post Jul 20 2016, 05:38 PM
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Glad to see you back and feeling good Jim. Good luck getting up and running again.
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post Jul 20 2016, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE(timothy_nd28 @ Jul 20 2016, 05:51 PM) *

Is A&PGirl okay with you starting back up? She sent me threatening emails just for taking care and helping you with your prepaid orders.

Crazy Carrie
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post Jul 20 2016, 06:39 PM
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Damn...I need to send you a new pic of my emblems now that the car has been repainted! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jul 20 2016, 06:52 PM
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Definitely will be a customer!
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post Jul 20 2016, 06:56 PM
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I would be in for 914-8 5.7
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post Jul 20 2016, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE(sb914 @ Jul 20 2016, 04:56 PM) *

I would be in for 914-8 5.7


I'm in for a 914-8 emblem too:)
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post Jul 20 2016, 07:46 PM
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post Jul 20 2016, 07:48 PM
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I would be in for a 914-6 2.7

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QUOTE(whatabout1 @ Jul 20 2016, 09:48 PM) *

I would be in for a 914-6 2.7

Wow! I was about to place a post about where to get these and the answer appeared before I had even asked the question. Will definitely place an order once you're up and running.
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post Jul 20 2016, 08:17 PM
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I want a 4.0 emblem to go with my new six.

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post Jul 20 2016, 09:11 PM
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I'm in for a set when you're ready. I've been looking for custom emblems.
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post Jul 20 2016, 09:48 PM
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post Jul 21 2016, 02:44 AM
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