Making some name tags for some people who work at the hospital where my

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(Ned Hill) #1

Making some name tags for some people who work at the hospital where my wife works. 3mm alder. I do pin and magnetic backs. I also came up with away to attach a badge reel clip. It’s a dropped slot cut from acrylic and glued to the back at the bottom. Since it’s a magnetic back I also have to beef up the magnetic holding power by adding extra magnets glued to the metal plate with JB weld.

(0.45 NACL) #2

They look great! I have thought of making pins for my fellow nurses at work but in the OR, everything has to be fire retardant so wood is definitely out.

(Ned Hill) #3

@HalfNormal you can get two tone acrylic to laser engrave. The top layer is one color but when you engrave it the engraving shows a different color underneath.

(0.45 NACL) #4

@Nedman Playing with two tone acrylic is on my todo list. Just need to get around to purchasing some.

(Ned Hill) #5

@HalfNormal lol mine to :slight_smile:

(Don Kleinschnitz Jr.) #6

We’re do you get two tone?

(0.45 NACL) #7

@donkjr Here is one of several sources.

https://www.inventables.com/categories/materials/acrylic?utf8=✓&selected_filters[Effect][]=2+color

(Anders Sandström) #8

But does not acrylic burn way nastier than wood?
Or is that flame retardant treated acrylic?

(Travis B Sawyer) #9

Look into Johnson plastics and b.f. plastics. They have what I use for the pocket badges for lodge.

(Travis B Sawyer) #10

(Ned Hill) #11

@y2kvfr Very nice!