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  1. 8 points
    Had a few minutes to kill... hope this is of some help; DNA_Portrait_03c.eps DNA_Portrait_03c.svg
  2. 7 points
    OK, so I walked into a local restaurant (randomly just stopped-in to use their restroom). On the front door was residue from a decal that had been scraped-off with the name of the General Manager removed. I inquired inside about who the new GM was, and could I talk to him/her. He pops out from the back and I explained that I'm a decal maker, would he like his name placed there on the door? Sure, he said, they were actually looking to have that done anyway, but hadn't gotten around to it. How much did I charge? I suggested that the restaurant just 'comp' me a dinner in barter. Very delicious! mini-Meatballs appetizers, stuffed Baked Potato, Salad Bar, Seared Fish.
  3. 7 points
    Been making cell phone holders with the CNC. A bit of work, but great fun. Also made a fake cell phone to use as a jig to set up the stands. I love my CNC. mark-s
  4. 7 points
    A few weeks ago my wife's old desktop quit working. Thankfully, I keep up with our backups. After many tests I determined that the mother board was bad. I spent the next weeks shopping around for another unit with what she wanted for the right price. Today, during our weekly travels, we stopped by a local Thrift Store. They were having a huge sale so we started looking around. The first room I went in had a computer in it's original box, with a keypad and mouse. When I asked them if it worked I was told that if it was in a box, it was not tested. I took a gamble and bought it. Long story short, when I got home I hooked it up and it worked. It was not even password protected. It's an HP, Quad-core, 1TB hard drive, 6GB Ram, Light scribe DVD, and Windows 7 that was upgraded to Windows 10. Here's the kicker.The price sticker was $10.00. With the sale discount, they told me it would cost, with sales tax, $2.68. Yes, two dollars and sixty eight cents. Gotta love those Thrift Stores
  5. 6 points
    Made this for a customer 9 in X 40 in mark-s
  6. 6 points
    Well the first step is to stop by your attorneys office and warn them you may be in a lawsuit for copyright and trademark infringement.
  7. 6 points
    Hi, and welcome. I make signs all the time that are 4x8. The key is designing things to fit your vinyl. For instance -- 28" x 88" is a good workspace for one section, and 14" x 88" for another. (30" and 15" material) In this example, the phone # would be one cut, and the rest of the text another cut. (two different vinyl roll widths)
  8. 6 points
    CNC machine did all the hard work, I just trimmed it. A bit more sanding then clear coat. Took 4 hours on the CNC. From 1 X 12 pine, the carving is 13.5 X 9.75. mark-s
  9. 5 points
    As a side hustle, I do rideshare driving, and I often wear a baseball hat (or trucker's hat). Hmmmmmmm, this gave me an idea. Ordered a small sheet of pink HTV, and there ya go!
  10. 5 points
    As the New Year starts, this might be a good time to backup your files and computers. You would be surprised how time flies and we tend to let things slide. I am guilty as charged!! I checked my computers for backups and found that it has been almost a year since I backed them up. As soon as my computers finish backing up I will be setting up automatic backups. A Happy New Year To Everyone.
  11. 5 points
    Whats up everyone. I just finished a big project up i was working on for myself. It was a photo of my 3 dogs. 2 have passed away since i started but the project turned out very well. But isnt done yet. I took a 4 foot piece of glass and laid each dogs photo on the glass , masked everything and sand blasted it. Im going to make a frame and put leds to it. Just been busy with other stuff. Let me know what you think.
  12. 5 points
    Did these for a customer who sponsors a little league team. He will paint them. mark-s
  13. 5 points
    Ms skeeter takes all the credit for this. This is the correct way to set your blade depth. To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing. You should just barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder.
  14. 5 points
    This years installment to the Jack Reacher series is out today. That means I will be pretty much useless for a day or two. I'm a big fan, Lee Child is my favorite author.
  15. 5 points
    What I sell is my secret
  16. 5 points
    Think Haumana hit is on the artwork - here is a test print with 2 different artwork from different sites - being a dealer and with their agreement for reproducing the logo Nissan should make very good artwork available to them - I know when I was a echostar/ Houton Tracker dealer they provided all the artwork but all work also had to be pre approved before display
  17. 5 points
    Something else you might want to consider going forward. Once you finalize your design you might consider saving it off/exporting it as an EPS, SVG, or AI file, something that is "standard" among most vector programs so that in the future if you ever do want to or need to change software you will still have access to all your old designs.
  18. 5 points
    Cut this tiki mask from an old cutting board I found atthe local swapmeet for $1.00.Don`t know what kind of wood it is, but it was great forcutting on the cnc, very little fuzzy`s.19.05 thick.Cut with .250 ball nose bit.Very little clean up needed.7 in X 11 inTook about 1 hour.Great fun.mark-s
  19. 5 points
    remember a titan is a stepper motor and a titan2 or 3 have servo motors - both have much improved chipsets for the usb over the value cutters. if you ask a salesman for advice he will steer you toward his highest commission as the turnover on sales staff is very high - the user forum have people with real world experience. Heard last week a salesman was recommending the cheap chinese blades over the cleancut blades - now other than 2 member I know of that would disagree try to find very many that would agree with that - that have actually used cleancut blades and cheap blades. the people on the forum including the mods are not paid and actual users of the equipment
  20. 5 points
    Just a few more I've done. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoCCreations
  21. 5 points
    Just finished these today. mark-s
  22. 5 points
    Dad and uncle's soon to be open brewery is in an old water treatment building. Been making all the vinyl for it over the last few months. Gave me a reason to upgrade from my 16" MC to a 36" SC2. Even reverse weeded to use as stencil to paint the logos onto an old tank he set up in the front. The little water tower is a replica of the town's. That one is about 2" layered, that was fun.
  23. 5 points
    Ahhhhh, the age-old question of how to develop a file-storage heirarchy that is comfortable and accessible. Several options -- by date, by job title, by customer. Also, keeping in mind that VinylMaster files are in a proprietary format, you might want to EXPORT each design as an .eps that can be utilized at some point in the future by a graphics editing program other than VM.
  24. 5 points
    MZ Skeeter... no worries... case closed. I got my logo and shirts are being print. FYI this is the design .. Me with a shark
  25. 5 points
    Create a circle the size you need... Type the needed Text in your Desired Typeface and enlarge to fit comfortably over your Circle. Select your Text then Distortions>Globe. Convert Text to Paths (Curves). Use Node Edit Tools to Nudge Text into Circular Shape. Punch & Trim Tools may also be helpful in Shaping Text.