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Anyone know a good laser engraver they recommend in the Phoenix area? I'd like to have something special done for my lady when she gets back from AIT.

Edited by wishbone, 17 April 2013 - 04:03 PM.


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Glock Holiday from the board that shall remain nameless.

https://quentin-laser.com/store/

He's a great guy, too, and he's located in Gilbert.

Edited to add:

What's her MOS?

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12Y GIS

I've been to quentin several times. Great guys, but the last time I tried to get them to do a simple project they couldn't do it. I might hit them up again about this one.

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What is it you want to do? I can engrave it with a diamond drag bit, maybe. I haven't tested it on a gun, although I'd be willing to 'sacrifice' one of mine to try it.

I have a CNC router/engraver at work.

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Geospatial Engineer?

Wow, you run in fast company Josh.

You sure you deserve her?

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I want to put the engineer castle logo on the side of a slide. It's pretty small so I'm not sure if it can be done, but even a simple outline would be super cool.


Here's the logo I'm talking about:
http://www.whgrp.com.../USACE Logo.jpg

Hah Larry, I'm sure that I do not. She's a smart cookie.

Edited by wishbone, 18 April 2013 - 08:49 PM.


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Any significance in the logo Josh?

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It's the Army Corp of Engineers logo that dates back to the American revolution. It's history is sort of unknown as the records were lost pre civil war. You can read more about the speculation on history on wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia...ki/Corps_Castle

Castles are definitely a feat of engineering skill and their use as fortified bases certainly are renowned throughout history. Seems like a fitting logo.

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Cool, thanks for the history lesson.

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"Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man".

~George Patton

I've got a neighbor and fellow Alaskan who was an Engineer in the Army. Still wears the Engineer brass in his hat to this day. I can't see where that would be at all hard to engrave, but what do I know?

I carved a Phoenix (bird) inside a clear marble using a frequency doubled YAG laser around 25 years ago. Surely technology has advanced enough to do this one.

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"Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man".

~George Patton

I've got a neighbor and fellow Alaskan who was an Engineer in the Army. Still wears the Engineer brass in his hat to this day. I can't see where that would be at all hard to engrave, but what do I know?

I carved a Phoenix (bird) inside a clear marble using a frequency doubled YAG laser around 25 years ago. Surely technology has advanced enough to do this one.



Hah, nice quote. Yes with the lasers it shouldn't be too difficult but there is always a balance between complexity and size for making it look good.

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I'm going to give Merchant a shot, I've used them before for laser stuff and it turned out nice. Ragedracer let me know if you get yours into full swing, I might have some fun with something else of mine. =)





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