As in my previous post about the new baby goats, we ALSO got a new horse this week for myself and my daughter. Luna is a registered appendix horse (cross between a quarter horse and thoroughbred). So a big change for me but exactly what my daughter needed. I was used to a much slower horse, so this is somewhat like changing from a Chrysler mini-van to a Porsche 911. I will definitely have to up my lessons. but since my daughter competed D1 in jumping Luna is great for her.
Anyway on to the make. So she is on Regumate (progesterone - i.e. birth control) to suppress her estrus, which helps her be nicer around other horses (she is super sweat to people and likes to snuggle). Anyway Regumate requires some care in handling so only a couple of us (males) handle it, as it can be skin absorbed, and is essentially horse dose so a massive human overdose and can be quite harmful to women of childbearing age; it’s not benign to men, but less bad. So we needed an indicator of whether she’s gotten her daily dose (you squirt it onto there feed). The barn has a pretty elegant look so folks didn’t want a 2-tone acrylic sign so I decided Maple Plywood would look nice. So a quick CAD in OnShape and we had it (now the magic is I needed sufficient clearance between the layers, so trying to figure out how to get enough clearance without making it sloppy loose. Clearly a whole other 0.125" piece of ply would make it flop around, so I used the 0.006" laser safe stencil material I have (from CriCut if I recall?) and it provides just enough clearance to slide in nicely.
Since I couldn’t imagine CA glue would stick to the stencil material, I used the screws to hold it together and to the door frame of her stall. Which also lets me adjust the tension on the whole thing.