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    Getting sick of people under pricing and more.

    But where do you draw the line though, if you see someone rob someone, do you let it slide or call the cops? Just stirring the pot.
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    Some Of My Work

    I like the "Some Assembly Required"
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    Should I hand over the files?

    If you're paid to make a design I don't believe that still means the person owns the work you created, it would depend on the contract, if there was a contract. Kind of like a photographer, you pay them to take photos of you, or your event, but they still own the photo and copyright. Some photographers will sell you the copyright, but that's only been a recent development in the industry, and is mostly done by the amateur turned semi-pro photographers. If they guy wants the original art, and is willing to pay for it, I'd sell it to him.
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    Something different!

    Cool. hydro dip?
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    Edge Lit Sign

    Made this for a friend. Was originally just going to do the logo but I thought it'd look even better if I could put his bike on it. Wasn't sure how well the bike would look fully etched and lit so I made the bike vinyl and etched the edge so that it would have a halo type glow when on. I think it came out really well and looks even better in person.
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    Edge Lit Sign

    yeah, media blast with aluminum oxide, 120 grit.
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    Sun visor strip

    There was a formula posted on here some place about how to account for the arch of the windshield. When I made mine I took some paper layed it out on the window, then drew a line on the paper that was 6" from the top of the window. By the time I was done I had a pretty serious arch. Took a photo of the finished product, pulled it into inkscape and created a vector to match. The arch of mine was significant enough that I had to adjust the words/design to follow the arch so that they appeared straight when it was installed on the car.
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    Edge Lit Sign

    I tried that. The LEDs do light up with a 9V battery, but not for very long. After about 30min you see a very noticeable drop in brightness. I picked up a double AA battery holder that holds 8 batteries, it'll get me the necessary 12V and should be able to power my signs for several hours before brightness drops.
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    Edge Lit Sign

    The image is the Wolfsburg Coat of Arms. Wolfsburg is home to the Volkswagen AG's headquarters and the biggest car plant in the world. The LEDs are simple LED Strip lights that I got from lightingever.com. Just connect them to a 12V PSU and you're good to go.
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    help with softball logo

    What are you having trouble with? If you know/can find the fonts, this should be pretty easy to recreate. Post up what software you're using and the trouble you're having and I'm sure several people will be able to walk you through the process for your software.
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    Startup Folder

    Did some searching, you can use the runas command but that will require you to enter the password every time the program runs. If that's acceptable it's a quick and easy solution. If you don't want to have to enter the password, looks like the program/command PsExec will allow you to create a batch file to run a program with admin rights. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
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    Startup Folder

    Have you tried creating a batch file to run the program you want and put the batch file, or a shortcut to the batch file in the startup folder?
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    Reworked Design.

    Might try playing with some dark blues in the shadows/black trees. Art teacher back in high school always stressed there was no such thing as a black shadow, there is always some blue in it.
  14. What software are you using? Could be a software/driver issue. If you're not using SignBlazer, download it and give it a try.
  15. In addition to what wildgoose said, looks like you may need to also adjust your blade offset. Not the cause of your problems, but it will sharpen up those corners.
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    Prepping for new truck paint

    I had an '88 Dodge Ram-50 that I bought used when I was 15 and drove it daily for 15 years, although technically it wasn't a Dodge, it was a Mitsubishi. Been all over the country with it, 25 different states.
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    Edge Lit Sign

    The lights are simple 3528 LED light strips that I get from lightingEver, have also seen them at good prices on amazon. They are powered by a 12V supply. Only thing I'm not real happy with is the fact that I can not find aluminum U channel narrow enough, there is a gap between the back side of the acrylic and the back of the frame. Not a huge deal since it's on the back, but rather annoying to me none the less.
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    Edge Lit Sign

    Thank. The guy is in the process of restoring an old Super Bug. So currently he's pouring lots of money into it and doesn't even havr a seat to sit in yet. ha!
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    Edge Lit Sign

    Did this one for another guy in the motorcycle club, too much light in the photo and was not running it at the full 12V at the time so the glow is a bit dim.
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    Edge Lit Sign

    Wife got me a powder coating gun for my birthday and I finally got around to doing something with it. Made a frame with some aluminum u channel for another edge lit sign I made for a friend who is a big VW guy.
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    Who rides Motorcycles

    lablover, that's what every track junkie says. It's very addicting.
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    Wall Decal HELP

    No, nothing special.
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    Who rides Motorcycles

    Been to the dragon and surrounding roads a couple of times now. Love it up there. Current bike is a track only '08 CBR 600 RR. Was at the dragon last year then went down to barber and had a go down at the track. Damaged to badly to bother repairing to ride on the street but it'll work good enough for the track.
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    Wall Decal HELP

    Looks about like my walls and I have some 631 sticking to them in my sons room.
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    Table top etch... Compass Rose

    Very nice, how long did that take with an air eraser?