Scratchthejeepguy

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  1. Scratchthejeepguy

    I think I'm cutting too deep...

    Actually, this thread was just a joke...... I saw the pic that US Cutter has of their blade holder and thought it was funny.
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    I think I'm cutting too deep...

    So it's not supposed to stick out as much as it is in the picture I posted above...? : )
  3. Scratchthejeepguy

    I think I'm cutting too deep...

    No I didn't... Thanks, I'll try that!
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    I think I'm cutting too deep...

    Duct tape.
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    I think I'm cutting too deep...

    My US Cutter vinyl cutter seems to be cutting too deep. I didn't know how to set the depth of the blade, but I saw an image on US Cutters website that showed me how far the blade should be sticking out so I just copied that...
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    Vinyl work on a parade float

    My daughter is on our towns royal court this year, and does parades during the warmer months. Another towns festival is during October and they have a huge Halloween parade. The visiting royalty and their families usually transform their normal float into some fun theme just for that parade. Our court decided to go with the Toy Story theme. I had a bunch of 4x8 choroplast sheets that the city gave me after an election one time so I donated them to the float. We painted them and used them to make the sides of this wagon, Al's Toy Barn, the toybox, some ABC blocks, monkeys, and some other various signs. I used my vinyl cutter to make the Toy Story signs, the Radio Flyer logo, the Al's Toy Barn sign, ABC blocks and the Play-Dough buckets. It turned out awesome! Too bad it was all for one parade. Here are some pics!
  7. Scratchthejeepguy

    Hello from tx

    I also have the SC2 and am using VM with no complaints. I may have to download SBE just for those graphics though. Now that you have the license key, you should be up and running in no time. I had zero problems getting up and running with my SC2. although I thought they offered a starter package with Mac software....? I could be wrong.
  8. Scratchthejeepguy

    Hello from tx

    Welcome to the forum! What cutter did you get?
  9. Scratchthejeepguy

    Tow trucks

    Nice job, I'm assuming you layered the first one, not printed?
  10. Scratchthejeepguy

    My daughter wants a T shirt

    Ooooooh, thanks for the reminder! I had heard about mirroring it, but forgot about it again!
  11. Scratchthejeepguy

    My daughter wants a T shirt

    I have an SC2 and have no HTV or heat press, but she wants me to make her a custom shirt. I've never even seen HTV. Can I get a small roll of vinyl and use an iron... successfully? I've heard using an iron for t shirts is a pain in the ass. Is it even worth trying?
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    BBQ Trophy

    I got a vinyl cutter so I could add fine details to my plasma cut metalwork. I've had the vinyl cutter for about a year now and still haven't combined the use of metalwork and vinyl...But a friend of mine is holding a Rib Fest and invited me to come, so I told him I'd make some sort of award like a plaque or something. I originally thought I'd simply cut out a piece of metal in the shape of a rack of ribs and decorate it with vinyl lettering so the winner could hang a plaque on their wall. Then this 30" tall thing happened... Can't wait to eat!
  13. Scratchthejeepguy

    Made for myself

    Congratulations, and the signs do look great! What's the size of the black section? Did you make them yourself or buy them built and painted?
  14. Scratchthejeepguy

    Will Oracal 631 vinyl stick to wall painted with flat paint?

    I always bring a few small samples and try them on the walls. If they don't stick well for me, I won't even give them an option, I would just say something like "You have paint that is not good for vinyl" and walk away from the job. Life is too short to deal with difficult jobs, trying to find work-arounds for it, and ending up with a nightmare. That being said... I haven't encountered paint that my vinyl won't stick to. ...yet...
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    Pallet board stencilling

    Thanks for the compliments. From the videos I've watched, a lot of them made a point to mention that the key to vinyl stencils was very little paint. I wonder if an airbrush would work? I think I remember that they put out a very light dry coat as it was going on. I think I still have one somewhere, maybe I'll dig it out and try it. Of course as long as I don't use boards with beveled edges, I should be ok.