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JJ's Waterjet Cut Metal Sign


From one of our creative and interesting customers comes this steel yard sign. It welcomes visitors and lets them know that they've reached the right house in a unique fashion.

Big Blue Saw did the waterjet cutting from JJ's original design, and JJ did the final painting and installation. The material is hot roll A36 Steel.

If you've got a project made with Big Blue Saw that you'd like to share, please e-mail us at, or post a note below.

Aluminum on Sale this Week

Big Blue Saw is having a sale on aluminum this week. All 1/8" aluminum 6061 alloy orders regardless of size will receive a quantity discount. Just place your order through our online quoting system to receive the discount. Hurry, this sale ends Thursday, March 21.

I Smell a Sale Coming On

CC License Image by Tambako The Jaguar

That's right, there's a sale coming up. It's been a while since our last one. Far too long, in fact. Subscribers to our mailing list have heard the details already.

From Monday, March 18, through Thursday, March 21, we'll be offering huge discounts on 6061 alloy aluminum ⅛ inch (0.125") thick. All orders, even tiny ones, will receive a quantity discount. This is a great way to try out our waterjet cutting service for prototypes, one-off projects, and unique art pieces.

To get ready for the sale, first learn what kinds of parts you can make with Big Blue Saw, design your parts, and then make sure it works with our online quoting system. Post any questions in the comments section below.

How are we able to offer such low prices on waterjet cutting during our sale? Simple. Our online quoting system does a lot of the work that most waterjet cutting shops will roll into your final price like checking the geometry of the file and calculating a cost. When we get a bunch of orders for one kind of material, then, it's easy for us to cut them all at once, and save the normal setup time.

By the way, if you're not already on our mailing list, you can use this link to subscribe in order to get the inside scoop on sales, as well as valuable tips on getting the most out of Big Blue Saw. We know you're busy and we don't want to clog your inbox, so we send out roughly 1 message a month.

The Atlanta Mini Maker Faire 2012


I'm proud to announce that Big Blue Saw is a Sustaining Sponsor of the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire 2012.

What's a Maker Faire? Simply put, it's a gathering of creative individuals who like to make things. The organizers of the event note that this includes stuff like

R2 droids, wearable planters, book binding, live art installations, SMT soldering workshops, printmaking experiences, autonomous aircraft, blacksmithing demos, handmade jewelry, children artists, interactive art projects, mini welding workshops, make-your-own-soap demos, clean cookstoves, free art making stations, make your own animation setups, conductive electrical interfaces, art activists, mold making demos, Rube Goldberg machines, and budget screenprinting

Look for our booth where we'll be talking about Big Blue Saw, showing off samples of our work, handing out swag, and teaching people how they can benefit from our waterjet and laser cutting services.

Our goal is to help creative individuals (like most of you reading this blog post) turn their thoughts into their ideas into real plastic and metal things that improve the human condition in some way. So sponsoring an event like this Mini Maker Faire was a no-brainer.

The event takes place Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10 AM to 5 PM on the campus of Georgia Tech. The event is free, but you need to get tickets in advance. Information about tickets, location and parking is on the AMMF website.

I hope to see you there.

Winning Costumes and Apparition Abolishment at Dragon*Con

Steampunk wings
Photo by Charles Guan

Check out these awesome steam punk wings from Chris Lee and Leah D’Andrea of the Apparition Abolishers.

Chris and Leah showed up during my dragon con panel to sure these off and demonstrate what can be with waterjet cutting. (You may remember that I mentioned these in my earlier post on Dragon*Con.) Chris made all the aluminum gears with Big Blue Saw during a recent sale.

The best part of this costume is that the wings automatically expand and contract on command, controlled through a touchscreen remote worn on the wrist.

Later on, Leah entered the Masquerade costume contest with Grant (Kickin Bot/Mythbusters) Imahara.
The costume won the prestigious Best In Show award.

This matches its intended milieu better than most creations a similar aesthetic, as the exposed mechanism actually functions, unlike most steampunk, which seems to simply use brass gears like decorative sequins.

Read more about it at the Apparition Abolishers website.

Photo by Charles Guan

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