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RJMII
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...
Mueller
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.




RJMII
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
Mark Henry
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.
RJMII
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.


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.
timothy_nd28
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.
RJMII
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.
KELTY360
Glad to see you back and feeling good Jim. Good luck getting up and running again.
mepstein
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
MoveQik
Damn...I need to send you a new pic of my emblems now that the car has been repainted! biggrin.gif
aggiezig
Definitely will be a customer!
sb914
I would be in for 914-8 5.7
Gearup
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:)
whitetwinturbo
Welcome back piratenanner.gif piratenanner.gif piratenanner.gif

I'm in beer3.gif

914-8 stirthepot.gif

Easy does it smoke.gif smoke.gif smoke.gif
whatabout1
I would be in for a 914-6 2.7

My 914
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.
ClayPerrine
I want a 4.0 emblem to go with my new six.

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Mitox
I'm in for a set when you're ready. I've been looking for custom emblems.
ConeDodger
The big question is, have you seen the kids? blink.gif
Hans Jan
I'm in for 914-2.3 emblem.
mgp4591
I'll drop by and see what you can do about a 3.3 emblem!
falcor75
I had decided against putting any emblems on my car....this just might change my mind.. smile.gif
mb911
I would be interested in a 914-6 emblem.
JOEPROPER
QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jul 20 2016, 11:48 PM) *

The big question is, have you seen the kids? blink.gif

agree.gif The MOST important question...
Chris H.
The first run was very good quality. Can be painted, polished, wrapped, machined turned, etc.

Put me down for at least another 914-6 badge. My first one needed to go to a World pal who had a REAL Porsche 6 in his car wink.gif .
RJMII
QUOTE(JOEPROPER @ Jul 21 2016, 06:52 AM) *

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jul 20 2016, 11:48 PM) *

The big question is, have you seen the kids? blink.gif

agree.gif The MOST important question...


Not yet. I have money set aside for a new attorney who has a solid reputation for being able to get full custody for dads. The purjury, abuse of the system, and the revenge ride through the judicial system is all about to be used against the ex.


As for the emblems... I'll get back to cutting and polishing aluminum!

The ones who have posted their requests will be first, and sometime in the near future I'll be surprising people with a PM and picture of the requested emblem.
JmuRiz
I'm interested in a 2.7
Scott S
Definitely in for 3.2.

Glad things are on the up for you. Even at its "best" going through a divorce is awful.

beerchug.gif
whitetwinturbo
...........jeez, kids are sadly used as leverage too often...... unsure.gif
PanelBilly
could you do an OUTLAW in the matching font?
draucci
Jim,

Bought a few from you in the past. They were beautiful. I would definitely be interested in a few more.

malcolm2
question to the folks that have these mounted.... how do you attach them? Just use the 3M stuff for auto molding & emblems from the parts store?

maf914
QUOTE(malcolm2 @ Jul 21 2016, 10:54 AM) *

question to the folks that have these mounted.... how do you attach them? Just use the 3M stuff for auto molding & emblems from the parts store?


I would be interested in a couple of emblems also. I have the same question as above regarding mounting.
Chris H.
QUOTE(malcolm2 @ Jul 21 2016, 01:54 PM) *

question to the folks that have these mounted.... how do you attach them? Just use the 3M stuff for auto molding & emblems from the parts store?


Yes, I think 3M automotive adhesive.

Like this:

3m adhesive

Here's one stuck on and painted black. He spent a lot of time lining that up juuuust right but it's not hard to do at all.

Click to view attachment
Curbandgutter
Put me in for a set. 914-8 5.0
Steve
I'll take a 914-6 3.2
No hurry... My car has a rear reflector today with big holes that I would have to fix first.
mmascari
I'll take a 914-6 3.0
malcolm2
QUOTE(Chris H. @ Jul 21 2016, 11:22 PM) *

QUOTE(malcolm2 @ Jul 21 2016, 01:54 PM) *

question to the folks that have these mounted.... how do you attach them? Just use the 3M stuff for auto molding & emblems from the parts store?


Yes, I think 3M automotive adhesive.

Like this:

3m adhesive

Here's one stuck on and painted black. He spent a lot of time lining that up juuuust right but it's not hard to do at all.

Click to view attachment



I like and currently have the OEM black. Yours looks nice.
malcolm2
I see that you have "1.9". My "914" is OEM metal, but since I upped the 1.8 engine to a 1911, it would be cool to up the badge too.
Plus those late badges were plastic. barf.gif

Put me down for a "1.9" shades.gif

Clark
jd74914
I'd like a 2.5T emblem.
Catorse
I will take A 2.7
The Cabinetmaker
I just have a 2.1L, but of love a badge for it.
RJMII
Quick update:

New machine is ready to be wired and configured, then I can get to cutting.
sb914
Sweet,can't wait!
RJMII
QUOTE(jd74914 @ Jul 22 2016, 08:21 AM) *

I'd like a 2.5T emblem.



Would you like it to have the 'T' at an angle like this, or would you prefer that I match the non-italics font of the 2.5?
Rand
This should probably be moved into the vendors area before marketing gets used in the garage more often. It's worked for Mikey too, but just feels a little questionable if it keeps happening.
RJMII
QUOTE(Rand @ Aug 23 2016, 02:31 PM) *

This should probably be moved into the vendors area before marketing gets used in the garage more often. It's worked for Mikey too, but just feels a little questionable if it keeps happening.


Hmmm... you're right, it did somehow turn that direction. Good point.
Rand
QUOTE(RJMII @ Aug 23 2016, 01:48 PM) *

QUOTE(Rand @ Aug 23 2016, 02:31 PM) *

This should probably be moved into the vendors area before marketing gets used in the garage more often. It's worked for Mikey too, but just feels a little questionable if it keeps happening.


Hmmm... you're right, it did somehow turn that direction. Good point.

Love ya man. I'll always send work your way.
blackmoon
I would like a 914 -?
kid914
Outlaw??

Rebel??? shades.gif
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