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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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RJMII   Checking interest...   Jul 20 2016, 03:31 PM
Mueller   Glad to see you back. If you need some NEMA 23 si...   Jul 20 2016, 03:40 PM
RJMII   Glad to see you back. If you need some NEMA 23 s...   Jul 20 2016, 03:41 PM
Mark Henry   Just a thought, due to the issues you had before I...   Jul 20 2016, 03:44 PM
RJMII   Just a thought, due to the issues you had before ...   Jul 20 2016, 03:50 PM
timothy_nd28   Is A&PGirl okay with you starting back up? Sh...   Jul 20 2016, 03:51 PM
RJMII   Is A&PGirl okay with you starting back up? S...   Jul 20 2016, 03:55 PM
mepstein   Is A&PGirl okay with you starting back up? S...   Jul 20 2016, 06:09 PM
KELTY360   Glad to see you back and feeling good Jim. Good lu...   Jul 20 2016, 05:38 PM
MoveQik   Damn...I need to send you a new pic of my emblems ...   Jul 20 2016, 06:39 PM
aggiezig   Definitely will be a customer!   Jul 20 2016, 06:52 PM
sb914   I would be in for 914-8 5.7   Jul 20 2016, 06:56 PM
Gearup   I would be in for 914-8 5.7 I'm in for a 91...   Jul 20 2016, 07:34 PM
whitetwinturbo   Welcome back :Qarl: :Qarl: :Qarl: I'm in ...   Jul 20 2016, 07:46 PM
whatabout1   I would be in for a 914-6 2.7   Jul 20 2016, 07:48 PM
My 914   I would be in for a 914-6 2.7 Wow! I was ab...   Jul 20 2016, 07:56 PM
ClayPerrine   I want a 4.0 emblem to go with my new six. :D   Jul 20 2016, 08:17 PM
Mitox   I'm in for a set when you're ready. I...   Jul 20 2016, 09:11 PM
ConeDodger   The big question is, have you seen the kids? :bli...   Jul 20 2016, 09:48 PM
JOEPROPER   The big question is, have you seen the kids? :bl...   Jul 21 2016, 06:52 AM
RJMII   The big question is, have you seen the kids? :b...   Jul 21 2016, 07:22 AM
Hans Jan   I'm in for 914-2.3 emblem.   Jul 21 2016, 02:44 AM
mgp4591   I'll drop by and see what you can do about a 3...   Jul 21 2016, 03:02 AM
falcor75   I had decided against putting any emblems on my ca...   Jul 21 2016, 03:30 AM
mb911   I would be interested in a 914-6 emblem.   Jul 21 2016, 04:45 AM
Chris H.   The first run was very good quality. Can be paint...   Jul 21 2016, 07:04 AM
JmuRiz   I'm interested in a 2.7   Jul 21 2016, 07:53 AM
Scott S   Definitely in for 3.2. Glad things are on the up...   Jul 21 2016, 09:38 AM
whitetwinturbo   ...........jeez, kids are sadly used as leverage t...   Jul 21 2016, 10:46 AM
PanelBilly   could you do an OUTLAW in the matching font?   Jul 21 2016, 11:31 AM
draucci   Jim, Bought a few from you in the past. They were...   Jul 21 2016, 12:45 PM
malcolm2   question to the folks that have these mounted.... ...   Jul 21 2016, 12:54 PM
maf914   question to the folks that have these mounted.......   Jul 21 2016, 03:09 PM
Chris H.   question to the folks that have these mounted.......   Jul 21 2016, 10:22 PM
malcolm2   [quote name='malcolm2' post='2374416' date='Jul 2...   Jul 22 2016, 06:46 AM
Curbandgutter   Put me in for a set. 914-8 5.0   Jul 21 2016, 10:36 PM
Steve   I'll take a 914-6 3.2 No hurry... My car has ...   Jul 21 2016, 10:37 PM
mmascari   I'll take a 914-6 3.0   Jul 21 2016, 10:57 PM
malcolm2   I see that you have "1.9". My "914...   Jul 22 2016, 06:50 AM
jd74914   I'd like a 2.5T emblem.   Jul 22 2016, 08:21 AM
RJMII   I'd like a 2.5T emblem. Would you like it...   Aug 23 2016, 02:22 PM
Catorse   I will take A 2.7   Jul 22 2016, 08:35 AM
The Cabinetmaker   I just have a 2.1L, but of love a badge for it.   Jul 22 2016, 08:35 AM
RJMII   Quick update: New machine is ready to be wired a...   Aug 23 2016, 12:58 PM
sb914   Sweet,can't wait!   Aug 23 2016, 01:12 PM
Rand   This should probably be moved into the vendors are...   Aug 23 2016, 02:31 PM
RJMII   This should probably be moved into the vendors ar...   Aug 23 2016, 02:48 PM
Rand   This should probably be moved into the vendors a...   Aug 23 2016, 02:52 PM
blackmoon   I would like a 914 -?   Aug 23 2016, 03:19 PM
RJMII   I would like a 914 -? Wait, what? I'm loo...   Aug 24 2016, 07:58 PM
kid914   Outlaw?? Rebel??? :shades2:   Aug 23 2016, 06:28 PM
My 914   I had sent a PM about getting a 914-8. I had not s...   Aug 24 2016, 07:46 PM
RJMII   In reference to Rand's comment on moving the t...   Aug 24 2016, 07:55 PM
RickS   Great to see you getting past life's curves an...   Aug 25 2016, 08:11 AM
rick 918-S   918-S   Aug 25 2016, 10:27 AM
Chris H.   Yes Rick! Was just thinking the alien needed ...   Aug 25 2016, 11:16 AM
rick 918-S   Yes Rick! Was just thinking the alien needed...   Aug 25 2016, 07:32 PM
My 914   Does anyone know if there is an adhesive available...   Aug 25 2016, 07:27 PM
RJMII   Does anyone know if there is an adhesive availabl...   Sep 20 2016, 12:03 PM
malcolm2   did you start another thread on this....? Just cu...   Sep 20 2016, 08:59 AM
RJMII   Timeline, yes. Today, tomorrow, and Thursday are a...   Sep 20 2016, 11:55 AM
NeunEinVier   Oh, and no new thread. What should I post a video...   Oct 12 2016, 06:00 PM
malcolm2   Hey, how is this project going? I see the origina...   Oct 12 2016, 09:58 AM
RJMII   hey all; sorry, I got to cutting and pushing the...   Oct 12 2016, 09:37 PM
Mueller   Get those motors I sent you?   Oct 12 2016, 10:00 PM
RJMII   Get those motors I sent you? uhh... no. did yo...   Oct 12 2016, 10:13 PM
RJMII   I just checked the tracking number; and it looks l...   Oct 12 2016, 10:25 PM
SKL1   I'd be interested in 914 2.0 that looks OEM. ...   Oct 12 2016, 10:35 PM
23e Heure   I'll take a gold 914 GT   Oct 13 2016, 04:09 PM
My 914   Appreciate the follow up. Glad to hear you're...   Oct 14 2016, 06:05 AM
RobW   I could use a 914-6 emblem. Thx   Oct 14 2016, 06:23 AM
Kansas 914   I really like the magnetic backing concept...... O...   Oct 14 2016, 07:21 AM
23e Heure   I am happy to wait patiently for Jim to start maki...   Dec 2 2016, 03:43 PM
RJMII   I am happy to wait patiently for Jim to start mak...   Dec 2 2016, 03:51 PM
kid914   I am happy to wait patiently for Jim to start ma...   Jan 19 2017, 06:47 PM
23e Heure   Thanks Jim, that was quick! Keep us posted whe...   Dec 2 2016, 04:05 PM
RJMII   Thanks Jim, that was quick! Keep us posted wh...   Dec 2 2016, 04:37 PM
sb914   :bump:   Jan 19 2017, 10:06 AM
StratPlayer   I want a 2.1 liter emblem, since I live in Salt La...   Jan 19 2017, 11:30 AM
RJMII   It's almost as if you guys can tell when I...   Jan 19 2017, 07:02 PM
SO.O.C914er   It's almost as if you guys can tell when I...   Jan 19 2017, 10:49 PM
turbonet   I need a 2.0TT emblem.   Jan 20 2017, 12:30 AM
RJMII   I'm still working on this one, too... i'm ...   Jan 20 2017, 06:36 AM
RickS   I'm still working on this one, too... i'm...   Apr 2 2017, 09:39 PM
RJMII   I'm still working on this one, too... i...   Apr 2 2017, 09:55 PM
malcolm2   Please bump this thread when your order thread is ...   Jan 20 2017, 06:39 AM
Rleog   I hope you can get this going. If so, I'll ta...   Jan 20 2017, 01:32 PM
Niklas   I want a 912-6 emblem. Can you make it for me? ...   Feb 13 2017, 01:34 PM
RJMII   I want a 912-6 emblem. Can you make it for me? ...   Apr 2 2017, 06:48 PM
Rleog   Good to see you back, Jim. Can you put me down fo...   Apr 3 2017, 08:34 AM
Justinp71   Glad to see your back at it. I would take a 914-6 ...   Apr 3 2017, 01:37 PM
sb914   :bump:   May 12 2017, 08:21 AM
RJMII   CNC machine operating system crashed. It's bee...   May 12 2017, 08:25 AM
malcolm2   So, anyone who sends a PM with emblem request wi...   May 19 2017, 11:54 AM
RJMII   So, anyone who sends a PM with emblem request w...   May 19 2017, 11:59 AM
76-914   Jim, I'd take a 914-6. Thx, Kent   May 12 2017, 10:54 AM
Mitox   PM on its way for a 914-6 Thanks   May 13 2017, 07:39 AM
theer   Did you get my PM? Need a regular old 914 (black ...   May 19 2017, 12:02 PM
Coondog   Add me to the 914-6 and 3.2 crowd.   May 19 2017, 02:17 PM
sb914   Sooooooo :hide:   May 22 2017, 06:35 PM


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