Titanium buckle


#1

I decided to take some of the titanium plate I was using for testing and make a belt buckle out of it. I took it over to a friends shop and spent some time milling out the basic buckle design.


That gave me a good buckle to start off with.

After that I did some etching with it in the Glowforge. I chose a nice spaceship cutaway view that I liked.

I’m interested to see how it holds up. I may also test some more to see if I can buff or bead blast it clean again and do another etching.


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#2

Looking good!


#3

Love it! They need to make an episode of BBT where Howard gets a forge! Omg, @dan, have you tried reaching out to the show’s producers for a spot?! It would be perfect for them…


#4

you could probably just use a flap wheel and smooth it out if you want to etch it again.


#5

it should definitely be removable; the color coating is just mix of titanium oxides on the surface. i do wonder how much effort it would require, though.


#6

Nice! And lucky you to have access to such a fine shop.


#7

If I had a WAZER and a GLOWFORGE I defenitly will do many of this :smiley:, Too bad I do not buy the wazer and I still do not get the glowfore, but seeing these kind of ideas really excites me :squee:


#8

The operating costs of the wazer kept me back on it…I could have lived with the slow speed,but the amount of cutting media required is just a bit too much…


#9

Can’t wait to see how well this holds up over a few months of use.


#10

Wow that is just stunning and amazing and omg I need one!

Titanium + Glowforge = BIG freaking win!


#11

Later on, I’m going to search for this project. I’m going to type “belt buckle millennial falcon” in the search bar.
Since nobody identified your spaceship of choice, I wouldn’t find it, except now the keyword is here in the discussion.
It looks fantastic.
I don’t know that I’ll copy your theme; but I’m going to want to reference it. Because it’s great.


#12

The TV shows that have forges (there are already a few) all found us and paid for theirs.

At least one plans to use it on-air next season.


#13

It’s going to be on Game of Thrones, isn’t it?! Dragons vs frostbitten zombies vs lasers vs political intrigue.


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#15

It’s bigger than I thought it would be.


#16

Reminds me of the episode where Howard and Raj bought a 3d printer so they could make action figures of themselves…

Bernadette: $3,000 for a couple of rulers, are you out of your mind?
Howard: Not just for a couple of rulers… for as many rulers as we want!


#17

Wouldn’t it be great if GF could beat FormLabs in the background product placement game! Those guys are everywhere.