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Kel Fab Creations
02-09-2011, 05:21 PM
i finally cut this thing out last night. it's a gift for my wife. i think a good place for it will be over the head of our bed but we'll see where she wants it. it's 4 feet wide. i got the original pic online somewhere and deleted all the background artwork. traced it into dxf and began tweeking, adding, and smoothing lines. i've been working on this dang drawing for probably a month whenever i've had extra time. i'm pretty excited how it turned out. it's not perfect. i immediately found some stuff i wanna change but i'm not gonna scrap this big piece so this is what she gets. i'll be painting it the next few days. anyone got any ideas for paint? planned on red heart, white wings, green vines but i'm not really sure how to blend it all together to make it look nice.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v202/bigkell5/?action=view&current=VIDEO0038.mp4
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/bigkell5/IMAG0664.jpg

Gadget
02-09-2011, 05:31 PM
Wow that is really fantastic. Nice work on the file tweaks it turned out great.

atcig
02-09-2011, 06:39 PM
Very cool! I wouldn't paint it - I think it would look very cool if it was very shiny with a swirl pattern.

LONGEVITY
02-09-2011, 06:41 PM
Nice work Kelly! I better step it up this year!

gilly
02-09-2011, 07:17 PM
You could have the edges airbrushed to separate the colors.I would ask a tattoo artist,I guess.Seems like they would give you some good ideas.The piece looks great.

brucer
02-09-2011, 08:13 PM
nice,

would look good sandblasted or with a swirl pattern done with the flapper wheel then tape that off and sandblast the rest of it then clear it....

would look good white with your guys names and the heart outlined in a blue or red or both..

KHK
02-09-2011, 08:33 PM
That looks really nice and it is personal. Great gift for the wife!!

arandall
02-09-2011, 11:22 PM
It's a good thing my wife doesn't watch this forum!

tigqk
02-10-2011, 03:16 AM
You've got talent, I can say that for sure.Ah finishing well you could take a disk sander and give it the brushed look and clear it, or take some clear polyurethane and spray a base and then take some gold leaf and accent it in areas and clear for some suggestions.

samsberr
02-10-2011, 10:48 AM
Very nice job...

Is that the first attempt at cutting that pattern?

Do you have height control on your TM?

Way cool...

Kel Fab Creations
02-10-2011, 02:09 PM
ya, first attempt at this file. no height control... yet. realistically probably not for a while. torch height was at .150. i didn't get any noticable warping. the tool path jumped from side to side and that helped to let it cool.

samsberr
02-10-2011, 04:43 PM
What gauge sheet are ya using?

Also what speed and amps were ya at?

Sure came out nice...

I'm just learning all this, I hope ya don't mind me asking a few questions...

Thanks
Steve

Kel Fab Creations
02-21-2011, 04:27 PM
hmm... sorry I coulda swore I already responded to you but anyways I used 1/8" @ 60 amps and 90ipm. here's the finished product .
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/bigkell5/IMAG0694-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/bigkell5/IMAG0695.jpg

INSANITY
02-21-2011, 05:37 PM
Looks nice, are you going to clear it?

Kel Fab Creations
02-21-2011, 05:41 PM
I did. Maybe its just the sun in the pic.

atcig
02-21-2011, 09:27 PM
Looks very nice!

brucer
02-22-2011, 11:28 AM
looks great... bet she loves it..

KHK
02-23-2011, 03:07 AM
That turned out really nice!!

Bluesman
02-23-2011, 01:27 PM
I'm impressed! I want one of those TorchMate's or a PlasmaCam something bad. I just don't have the discretionary funds to devote to it right now.