GOrilla Racing track medal

GOrilla Racing, a local company, began sponsoring a series of local track meets in the summer of 2020.

They have a striking logo (seen below) which I thought would look great on a medal which could be awarded at the meets. Based on the shirt logo, I designed a prototype.

The shirt

The shirt

Rendering from the CAD software

Rendering from the CAD software

The first few were machined from wax since it takes less time than metal to find areas which need work

The first few were machined from wax since it takes less time than metal to find areas which need work

The machining ridges seen here are much less apparent in real life. But they still need to be smoothed.

The machining ridges seen here are much less apparent in real life. But they still need to be smoothed.

Brass after some hand finishing. Some details (for example, the outside corner of the left eye could benefit from remachining with a smaller end mill. The results of using a 0.019” tool are seen in the following image. A bit this small needs to be moved very slowly and takes a long time (~2 hours).

Brass after some hand finishing. Some details (for example, the outside corner of the left eye could benefit from remachining with a smaller end mill. The results of using a 0.019” tool are seen in the following image. A bit this small needs to be moved very slowly and takes a long time (~2 hours).