The Obligatory Escutcheon

jules

#1

Yup. It’s an unwritten law that the Glowie PR users are required by laser zeitgeist to create an escutcheon for the button…and I’m running kinda late.

Since all the cool star-gate and aztec calendar designs were taken, I just worked up something simple.

Pew! Pew! Pew!


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#2

That is so clever. It just begs to be pressed.


#3

Thanks…but it can’t touch the calendar or the gate. :wink:
I’ll do a better one later.


#4

Holiday ones. A wreath for Christmas, fireworks for the Fourth of July. Must try to think of others.


#5

Great ideas!


#6

Continuing with the other Sci-Fi themes, here’s an easy one. The Galactic Empire logo from Star Wars. It would be quite big if all proportions were kept the same with the button in the middle circle. A stylized one with a bigger circle in the middle could work well.

“Now witness the power of this fully armed and operational Glowforge. Fire at will, commander.”


#7

Simple, elegant, beautiful. The design draws your eye to the glowing button making the desire to push the button even stronger. Must push button… can… not… stop… must… use… all… powerful… laser… :neutral_face::grin:


#8

It’s gorgeous! I really like the way you are incorporating the different shades of engraving. Clean and elegant is clearly your style!


#9

Well you are out in front of me as usual. I’ve got to get on this!
Yours makes me want to wear black and say in a deep voice “start primary ignition” as I push the button. Great job.


#10

I think I’ll go this nerdy route.


#11

I haven’t even through about this, yet. I don’t know what I will do, but part of me really like the Stargate or Aztec stone option.


#12

If the black center of the design were sized to the glowing GF button it wouldn’t be too big. If the main piece were cut from 1/4" and the black center circle out of 1/8" it would slot inside and be flush with the rest of the plate when resting on the glowing GF button. Or do it all out of 1/8" and use two layers for the outside and 1 layer for the inner black ring. If you double cut the inner circle the kerf should be wide enough to let the glowing light come up in a ring from underneath :slightly_smiling_face:


#13

Nothing so cool.
Since I kept forgetting about the flashback, I left myself a gentle reminder…


#14

I like that! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#15

Oh boy… I gotta start thinking of something now…

Really cool!


#16

Jules, you always impress me…love the design.


#17

Thinking of trying to design my own, but hesitant. While I am thinking about it, what is the diameter of the hole that I need to fit?


#18

40.25 mm. Exactly. Kerf adjusted. One fraction of a mm smaller, and it will not fit around the ring. :wink:


#19

Thank you. Been pondering something with the family crest, or a cat’s paw.


#20
New photo by Mark Evans

All I have in 1/4 right now is clear. I need to get a rainbow of colors.
Also, I have got to get good in some 2d program. I ended up going to F360 with this as I can get what I want most every time where I was getting my butt kicked in Inkscape.

One problem with even a simple little project like this is it overstimulates me. I don’t just see the escutcheon, I see the potential for a hundred more projects…


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