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valentines day gift

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.

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

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.

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

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.

02-09-2011, 08:13 PM

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..

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

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

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.

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.

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...


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 .

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.

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

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

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

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.