How would you go about cutting a decorative groove in a piece of aluminum?
I'm talking about a groove that is around .125" wide or so and just deep enough so that it will be a nice visible indentation, without filling up with paint,,,,so probably .100" to .125" deep.
I may end up with a 6063 aluminum bar I want to do this with but also wondering for something like this, what type aluminum would suffice -- or be best?5052, 3003 common type would be nice....and my 6063 perhaps.
I really want this to look nice....as good as a route in wood, with clean crisp edges.
Problem is, a CNC doesn't really do something like this, so I may have to do it myself.
The grooves won't be long....2 of them per piece about 3" long each.
Appreciate any help. (not speculation, but thoughts from folks that have actually done it).