Gears of War Cog Tags

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This is my first instructable  and these are my cog tags from the video game Gears of War.
My cog tags are made out of 3mm aluminum and were both engraved and cut out using a CNC Mill

Materials
-3mm Aluminum
-chain, string

Machines Used
-CNC Mill
-Buffing Machine

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Step 1: Engraving and Cutting Out

First i engraved the aluminum and then cut it out on the CNC mill.
I used a 60 degrees vbit for the engraving and a 3mm ball nose bit for the cut.
Found that cutting it out at a slower speed gave the best results.

Step 2: Sanding and Polishing

I then filed Down any sharp and uneven edges and sanded it with wet n dry sandpaper starting with 240 then on to 360, 600 and finally 1200
I then went and polished it on a buffering wheel

Step 3: Finished

Now just attach the string or chain and wear


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    BIGxFACE09

    5 years ago

    AWESOME could you make more stuff from gears of war?

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    KemikalzAreFun

    6 years ago

    If you're cheap (like me :P) and don't have a CNC or 3D printer, just get some nice big washers, print out the design and then just cuz the design in with a band saw or dremal. Then for the words I guess do some letter etching with acid and electricity.

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    Kiteman

    6 years ago on Introduction

    They look very nice - what software did you use to draw them, and what kind of CNC mill did you use?