I have one VFD clock and two Nixie clocks that I made over the past couple of years. The plan has always been to go back and make faceplates for the button panels once I got my hands on a Glowforge.
Today is that day. They came out awesome. I picked up .022" thick aluminum on black acrylic from Inventables.
I had to do a few test cuts, but engraving at 600/25 and cutting at 200/50 seemed to work pretty well.
I’ve always liked the look of old school stereo equipment and since the clocks are made with vintage nixies and VFD tubes, I wanted them to have that vintage look. The cases are 3D-printed out of wood PLA and stained.
Here they are in action: