"We received this great letter from one of our customers, Taylor Morris.  He writes, 

"I’m currently a graduate student in the Wichita State University Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. I was raised in small town Buhler Kansas and I’ve been married for 6 years now to my wife who is also working on her doctorate in nursing at WSU. 

We were already super busy so we decided to have a beautiful baby girl who just turned one to spice things up! That all being said, I needed a way to make some money from home to help when needed around the house but still be somewhat stable financially. I have always loved woodworking and my house is dotted with projects I’ve done so I decided to start selling things I made.

It started slow but I honed in on what sold well and I could make quickly which turned out to be wooden American flags, thus, Patriot Design Company was born. 

I served 6 years in the Army and have many family and friends that serve in the military as well as our local communities as police and firefighters so I absolutely love making these flags! I started by printing off the vinyl stencil and spray painting the stars and logos on my flags but it was terribly time-consuming and I often had requests to carve stars out (which I had been doing by hand… for hours). After a few weeks of research, I stumbled across the E3 and within a week was up and running! I made 30 flags the first week alone! It’s been incredible.

I simply use Microsoft word to arrange images or text for carving, take a screenshot, and upload it to a jpeg to bit map converter online. I then use F Engrave for Mac to open the image to convert it to a g-code. At the moment I set my feed rate is set at 15 for everything. Depending on the size of the flag I use two different v-bits: 90 and 60 degrees. I then use ugs platform to send it to the E3! It’s pretty simple and takes no time at all to go from image to carving.

Patriot Design Company

www.facebook.com/patriotdesignco

taylormor.55.tm@gmail.com

November 04, 2021 — Bob Wood