CNC Engraved Military Prayer Plaques
The Little Little Wood Shop’s cnc engraved military prayer plaques are one of our favorites to mill. I start with hand selected materials to get the process started. I strive with each piece to give it the attention it will need to prevent it from looking like the last.
Natural effects like knots, spalting discoloration, cracks and grain abnormalities.
I strive with each piece to give it the attention it will need to prevent it from looking like the last. Natural effects like knots, spalting discoloration, cracks and grain abnormalities are encourage.
If these are utilized in the correct places then the finished piece will certainly stand out. Attention is paid to the lettering since too shallow of depth will have disastrous results when sanding. When the plaques are airbrushed any over spray is removed with an orbital sander.
If our font depth is too shallow then the sanding procedure will remove the lettering rendering the plaques useless. Now the process must be started all over making it a loss in not just time but a one of a kind piece.Now the process must be started all over making it a loss in not just time but a one of a kind piece.
Prayer Plaque Sealing & Finishing
After all this effort goes into these prayer plaques we must find a way to protect them for years to come. This shop uses a simple yet effective sealing and clear coat procedure for each of its plaques. I start with a quality wood sealer to lock in naturally occurring oils or saps, more predominant in Pine, Spruce and Cedars.
Sealers also help when using Spalted materials that are porous so as not to take multiple clear coats. This step actually saves time because porous material will suck up Lacquer coat after coat.
Our plaques are first brushed by hand with a light hand sanding between coats, with the final coats of lacquer sprayed. Spraying lacquer in my opinion gives it a glass like appearance once dried making these plaques truly stand out.
CNC Engraved Military Prayer Plaques Customizing
The Little Little Woodshop is capable of customizing a piece just for you and only you. Our shop uses C.A.D. software that’s able to render an image that can be sent as an attachment. This attachment alleviates the client from having to travel to the engraver for the designing of their piece. The piece can be designed with different fonts, Images and materials from a wide selection in the software itself. Each adjustment made (revision) can render another image to be sent back to the client , it’s as easy as that. When the client is completely satisfied, the piece can be commissioned and then fabricated.
Why engrave for this group of individuals ?
When we wake up every morning it’s the same thing for some of us every day. Coffee, commute, morning events on the radio and so on, not giving two thoughts about the other person. We’re in a comfort zone regardless if we like our jobs or not.
This is due to the fact others protect our way of life through their own selflessness. I don’t know what it is to respond to a call where violence is present in our daily life. I’ve never personally entered a burning building nor saved someone.
To say nothing of being deployed in a hostile land where people want to do me harm. I sit here writing this in the comfort of my own home being forever grateful. Grateful I have the privilege to be doing what I enjoy and this is my way of showing it.This is why I engrave for the Military, Law Enforcement and Fire & Rescue personnel and will continue to do so.
Thank You for taking the time to read….