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    Default Thoughts on reproducing engine lathe apron cover plate in 18 gauge stainless ? (pic)

    Would like to replace the pictured apron cover plate with something nicer... problem is (set up time) I only need quantity one ....so what would be most cost effective way to do it ?

    (and yeah would be nice to laser in the oil plunger drawing while at it, but could make a sticker for that if it came to it)

    img_9726-1.jpg img_9722-1.jpg

    Naturally I would furnish dimensioned drawing, but haven't got around to it yet. Plate size about 8 x 14 inches, fine brushed or mirror finish stainless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    Would like to replace the pictured apron cover plate with something nicer... problem is (set up time) I only need quantity one ....so what would be most cost effective way to do it ?

    (and yeah would be nice to laser in the oil plunger drawing while at it, but could make a sticker for that if it came to it)

    img_9726-1.jpg img_9722-1.jpg

    Naturally I would furnish dimensioned drawing, but haven't got around to it yet. Plate size about 8 x 14 inches, fine brushed or mirror finish stainless.
    Don't make a "Drawing" make a CAD file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    Would like to replace the pictured apron cover plate with something nicer... problem is (set up time) I only need quantity one ....so what would be most cost effective way to do it ?

    (and yeah would be nice to laser in the oil plunger drawing while at it, but could make a sticker for that if it came to it)

    img_9726-1.jpg img_9722-1.jpg

    Naturally I would furnish dimensioned drawing, but haven't got around to it yet. Plate size about 8 x 14 inches, fine brushed or mirror finish stainless.
    "Most cost-effective?"

    Paint it. Clearcoat it.

    Or peel n' stick brushed Stainless foil to it like a Kitchen appliance or pick-'em-up truck door or tailgate - then simply frisket-knife the holes.

    The next owner will thank you as it will be easier to put back to worker-bee rather than jewel-display-case use.

    Budget?

    rhinestone license plate frame for car, universal fit | let go & have fun

    Or....

    What Are Pave Diamonds?

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    PS: Get's any "nicer" you could bust yer Viagra budget drooling over it?

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    Or I could use cardboard and fill the edges with Harbor Freight Bondo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    Or I could use cardboard and fill the edges with Harbor Freight Bondo..
    Micarta/Formica laminate. Birdseye Maple. Crotch-grain burl. "Fossilized Bamboo" flooring? Louis Tiffany edge-brazed cut class?

    https://designtoscano-weblinc.netdna...d40db02d577c93

    Or .... if you are simply trying to make it look like a tarted-up Asian import?

    Fluorescent purple paint, accented with a brushed shiney-wood "racing" stripe .... carrying the name of a gas-light-era US town.

    Y'know the ones? Before "political correctness" morphed into "woke" and "gaslight" was used to spread darkness amongst those who couldn't read if even they chose to be bothered to make the attempt:

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    Carpathian Elm burl it is then

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    Try a place that does sports trophies. They are set up for one-offs and usually do a nice job, for pretty reasonable money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    Carpathian Elm burl it is then
    I think that - as veneer, not plastic laminate - was what was on the "waterfall" front of an art-Deco 1938 Sparks-Withington all-band "console" receiver the retired Treasurer of what had been "Rustless Iron" company gave me as a kid.

    You want a Land-Rover, Range Rover Sport logo to go with it?

    AFAIK that lot have synthesized every wood known to man, possible exception of Balsa and Idi Amin Da-Da's head.

    Or go "piano black" and sport a Volkswagen Phaeton logo?



    Old Skwel Panto-engraver with powered spindle needeth no steenkin' CAD/CAM file.

    Just put a disk on the platen, pick up the center on the trim.
    Adjust the ratio to nail the OD.
    Cut through, not just into.
    Next hole.
    Engrave the oil symbol, same go.

    Now about those tacky-looking operating handles:

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    It should be a pretty simple water jet or laser cut job, if you provide a DXF file. If there's a tech shop or a tech school nearby, probably get someone to draw it up and cut it for a swap of some hand tool? Even a regular shop shouldn't charge much if they don't have to take the time to measure it and create a DXF (etc.) file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    You want a Land-Rover, Range Rover Sport logo to go with it?
    It's really too sad it's not a Chrysler. Then he could make it out of fine Corinthian leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    Or I could use cardboard and fill the edges with Harbor Freight Bondo..
    This thread is closed, no mention of Harbor Freight!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight machine View Post
    This thread is closed, no mention of Harbor Freight!!!
    Closed, Hell. It was never open.

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    Well...Capt Oblivious says..how about these folks? Gotta be better than the cardboard and H.F. Bondo!
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    Tinniest looking feature of that Weiler. Would anything be compromised by making the panel out of say 10g plate & milling the edge bevel? Or does it rely on a bit of 'spring' to make a nice edge 'seal' (in appearance)? I'd definitely have the lube pump instruction diag laser engraved to stay in keeping with the machine.

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    I can't tell from the pics, is that part flat, or is it formed around the perimeter (one image makes it look flat, the other makes it look like it has an offset around the perimeter)?

    If it's flat, one offs like that are exactly what places like oshcut.com and sendcutsend.com are for (laser cutting).

    Oshcut shows on their site that they offer multiple stainless finishes, as well as doing in house graining. Not sure if sendcutsend offers graining.

    Best thing is, online automated quote process. Upload your .dxf, have a quote in minutes. My guess on price? Probably high double digits, but I've never run a quote for stainless through their site.

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    I can't tell if it's flat either, Fish On.

    To actually answer your question:

    If it was flat, and walked in my shop you'd be looking at 175 to 225 with fine brushed 304 18ga and no engraving, +/- .005". Could always get fancier for more $, quantity of one adds most of the cost. It should be less expensive for you to have it laser cut.


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