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    Thanks, Nicolas. I'll have to give that a shot. ...

    Thanks, Nicolas. I'll have to give that a shot. I've converted several reliefs to gray scale and then lasered them, but never the reverse!
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    You should be pleased with it, Nicolas. Nice...

    You should be pleased with it, Nicolas. Nice work! I've done some scales with the laser, but never tried it with the CNC. Did you use gray scale artwork?
  3. "LIKE!" Very nice, Stan. Love the medium mix.

    "LIKE!" Very nice, Stan. Love the medium mix.
  4. Thread: 3d masks

    by Bill Munroe
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    Very, very cool, Stan!

    Very, very cool, Stan!
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    Jodi, did you ever have any luck cutting through...

    Jodi, did you ever have any luck cutting through the cork backing? I may have another job coming up and from the sound of it, you have/had the exact issue I had. On some of them, I wound up cutting...
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    I ran into the same problem not too long ago,...

    I ran into the same problem not too long ago, although I did not get the cork from Lasersketch. I wound up having to do multiple passes at high power, and yes, I did burn the edges of the cork. ...
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    Couldn't you just change the fill properties on...

    Couldn't you just change the fill properties on the text in Corel?
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    Very nice, Stan. Haven't check out the youtube...

    Very nice, Stan. Haven't check out the youtube yet, what did you use for fill?
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    292333 As promised, here's one I did with powder...

    292333 As promised, here's one I did with powder coat. This is one of those 1/2" thick (or so) fascia bricks. I'm using it for a larger project. Ran this one twice at 5% speed, 100% power, 600...
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    Thanks guys. I got my Epilog second hand and...

    Thanks guys. I got my Epilog second hand and didn't get a "tool". I'll check out their site.
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    Pete, I realize this sounds incredibly ignorant,...

    Pete, I realize this sounds incredibly ignorant, but how do you focus without the plunger? Thanks!
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    Wasn't bad mess wise. Took forever to get a...

    Wasn't bad mess wise. Took forever to get a decent depth. I had to run it at 1% speed 100% power. Then I applied powdercoat twice at 100% speed and 10% power (I believe). Gave the test piece away...
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    I have had success engraving letters in bricks...

    I have had success engraving letters in bricks and then re-lasering with black powder coat fill.
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    Haven't tried it, but Airwolf has an assemble...

    Haven't tried it, but Airwolf has an assemble yourself unit for about $1,300. A buddy of mine just bought an upscale model from them for his workplace and seems pretty impressed with it.
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    Norris, I have a couple of CNC's as well as a...

    Norris, I have a couple of CNC's as well as a laser. I love to use both types of machines but there are definite advantages to either depending on what it is you are doing. Personally, I found the...
  16. Thread: Edgelit

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    Thanks again, Mike.

    Thanks again, Mike.
  17. Thread: Edgelit

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    Thanks, Mike. Did you use two panels, one w/blue...

    Thanks, Mike. Did you use two panels, one w/blue lights and one with white, or is the white showing because its mounted on a white background?
  18. Thread: Edgelit

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    Edgelit

    Hi all. I've been reading postings on edgelit signs until I'm just about blue in the face:) I've finally (I think) sourced my materials, but have a couple of questions: Is a 12" high cast acrylic...
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    Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing!
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    I've seen a lot of discussion on the various...

    I've seen a lot of discussion on the various Corel versions. Most folks seem pretty happy with X5, I'm sure you get more bells and whistles, but am quite sure you can get X5 for less money and it...
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    Casey, I do all that you mention above with Corel...

    Casey, I do all that you mention above with Corel Draw 5 and am quite happy with it. I also have Photoshop, but never use it. Can't speak to Photograv.
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    If you are on a tight budget you might also opt...

    If you are on a tight budget you might also opt for looking at used machines as well (either CNC or laser).
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    Junior, you will find that folks have their own...

    Junior, you will find that folks have their own preferences. Mine is ShopBot. I have two of them and am very happy both with the machines and the support. I don't know where in NC you are, but...
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    John, I'm not at my Corel station now, but I...

    John, I'm not at my Corel station now, but I believe all you do is select the smart fill tool. One of the options is for patterns, and one of those options is to create one. You have to have the...
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    Excellent info, Bert. Any particular dpi? ...

    Excellent info, Bert. Any particular dpi? Thanks!
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