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    What is your favorite thing to do while working?

    Never heard that one. Was it your parents that told you that just to get you to stop whistling? ha!
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    Inkscape to SCAP3

    Sorry, I didn't word that well. Once you do the trace and turn it into a vector you should be able to do a copy/paste of the vector image. The Save As should also get you what you need. As for the tracing, this looks to be a simple enough one to learn on for doing a manual trace/recreation.
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    Inkscape to SCAP3

    Sounds like you're on the right track. What format are you saving the vector file in? Another option would be to open the image in inkscape, do a select all and copy, then paste into SCAP.
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    I know it's a custom logo, but anyone know of a font close? Not looking to recreate the logo, a guy wants his bike's name in a font as close to the FZ6R logo as possible. Didn't have any luck finding a close match via whatthefont or whatfontis.com
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    To all you hunters...

    I'd say they've been running it for at least the last 30 years.
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    Anyone else's cutter do this?

    Same here, put some scotch tape on it and haven't had a problem since.
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    To all you hunters...

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    What font can this be, maby 60-years old

    If it was answered, I missed it as well. Wildgoose posted an image but the font he used was not the exact font, just a pretty close one and he didn't say what the font was. The S and O need to be rounder and the E's middle line needs to be shorter.
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    Need help with damage decal

    Import the image into your design software of choice then with the poly line/bezler tool trace the image. I'd start with one of the Ls on the side. Make one, and get it sized correctly. Then copy it and move it to the next one and adjust as necessary. Do this for one side, then copy, and mirror it and put it on the other side. Then join the top edges together and bottom edges together and you're mostly done.
  10. Is paint fade really much of a problem with new automotive paint these days? Especially if it's only going to be on there a couple of years?
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    new laptop with 8.1 help

    You might try installing the Windows 7 XP Mode option. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8002 This is different from running a program with the compatibility mode set to XP. This is basically a virtual computer running XP so hardware that does not have Win7 drivers will still work. I use this at home for an old scanner and some web cams. Works great.
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    Need Help with Weld-Punch Through

    That's exactly how you do it. The punch through punches exactly what you see through the lower item.
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    Ok need a boost here

    Here's my go, using Inkscape. I rotated the bottom half of the design just a little to make the gap more uniform. Then I drew a line through the middle of it. Typed the text out to the side, converted it to a path, ungrouped it, unioned it all, then copy. Then select the path through the middle, from the menu select path, patch effect editor and added Pattern Along Path. Then click the paste icon, change the pattern copies to single, and adjust the tangential offset till the text is where you want. If you select the Rosanne from the attached file and open the path effect editor it will already have the pattern along path, just create your new text and do the converstion described above then copy and paste it into the pattern along path editor. I'm not 100% sure, but I think you will then need to covert the new patern to a path before it will cut correctly. design.svg
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    Etched Seabees

    It's lit with green LEDs from inside the base.
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    Stencil help.

    Here's a quick trace after playing with the image a little. I changed it to gray scale, then adjusted contrast, did some burning and dodging, adjusted contrast a little more then finally imported it to Inkscape and did a trace. DS2.svg
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    Stencil help.

    Your best bet to start it to edit the original image. Make it black and white, or at the very least gray scale then adjust contrast and brightness to get closer to what you want the final to look like then try the auto trace. To join two objects there are several ways of doing that. If you want to go the node edit route you need select two nodes of one object and do a delete segment between two non end points. Do that again for the second object, then join the newly created end points of the two objects. It's much easier to see what you are doing if you work in outline mode for this type of editing. There are youtube vids and tones of toutorials out there to help you along.
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    Really basic question

    There is also a button that will add nodes. If you select two nodes and hit the add node button the new node will be placed at the mid point between the two selected nodes.
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    Stuck with illustrator

    Just curious, why not?
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    50 State License Plate Vectors

    The stars on the flag should always be towards the front of the vehicle, ie direction of travel.
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    50 State License Plate Vectors

    That plate has always annoyed me. The flag on the Space Shuttle is backwards.
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    Inkscape Problem

    And just to be clear, Inkscape is a design tool. There are some plugs and tools for it to cut with, but it's not really very good for doing that.
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    First Etching Experiments....

    There isn't much to one, you could aways just build your own. I plan to do that eventually, till then I'm using a plastic tote with holes cut in it.
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    Looking at a Generator.

    Manual strongly suggest only drawing 2400W (20A) per outlet. It also has a noise rateing of 67dB at idle and 74dB at full load at 22 feet away. That's going to be pretty loud. If you want quit, look into the Honda generators. I've seen some of those where you could walk past it and not realize it was running.
  24. If that doesn't do it, try flipping the decal over and peal the backing off so that the decal and app tape are laying on the table. Some app tape works better than others, what type are you useing?
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    Another New Truck

    Looks cool, and not trying to stir up anything, but isn't pretty much all of that stuff copyrighted?