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Re: Work in Progress

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:05 pm

Trilo, I love the look of those tags. How thick are they? I'm wondering how thick I'd need to make a similar token for the acrylic to be durable...
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:55 pm

I'm using 1/8" thick acrylic. They're durable for normal use and wear, though if I try they can be broken. It took some tinkering with the design and laser settings to come up with a good balance.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Elorrum » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:43 am

Everything looks awesome! I was near throwing in the towell on projects, but the giggling in the green machine super trike video was so infectious, and just the way I want to feel. Thanks capjbadger for that! Trilo, your work is so cool as well. I'm looking forward to seeing it on playa.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:55 am

Don't give up, (((Elorrum))) !!! I have got a great second wind today after days of exhausted despair so 8)

YES WE CAN DO ALL THIS !!!

Thanks everyone for sharing your work and inspiring me to keep on going~~~~~~~

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:57 am

trilobyte wrote:I'm using 1/8" thick acrylic. They're durable for normal use and wear, though if I try they can be broken. It took some tinkering with the design and laser settings to come up with a good balance.

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:55 pm

Yeah, don't give up, Elorrum, you can do it! I'm constantly awed and inspired by the cool things people on the boards are doing.

Today saw lots of progress on all fronts. My sweetie cast some additional buttons from the design we came up with when making my space pirate coat a few years ago, and got the coat shored up with replacements for missing buttons and re-sewing and re-inforcing all the rest. That's still one of my favorite pieces we've done together, I'm excited to have it ready to go. I also got more time on the laser to make more tags, as well as tinker with a couple designs. We also had some of our campmates over to help with painting all the standees…

Of course we also had a supervisor on the job…

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Ninkasi approves…

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby maryanimal » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:16 pm

capjbadger wrote:Nighttime...
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Daytime!
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The LED strips have a remote, so you can set them to any color you want or even a few color shift patterns. 8)


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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:42 am

The Ada Lovelace standee is looking great!

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby robbidobbs » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:51 pm

Gonzo and I secured day pass to get final inspection on trailer. Need to put connector on for lights and we're licensed!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby capjbadger » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:02 pm

trilobyte wrote:I'm making good progress with the laser cutter, though it'll take several more sessions to get through the rest of the tags I want to cut. Here's a sample of how they look (though they still need some cleanup after coming off the machine)…

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Here's a different shot of that translucent green tag, it does an incredible job of catching both regular and UV light…

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Damn Trilo... those look really nice. What kind of laser machine are you using?

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby capjbadger » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:10 pm

Elorrum wrote:Everything looks awesome! I was near throwing in the towell on projects, but the giggling in the green machine super trike video was so infectious, and just the way I want to feel. Thanks capjbadger for that! Trilo, your work is so cool as well. I'm looking forward to seeing it on playa.

Thank MaryAnimal. :D
You're very welcome Elorrum. I'm stoked that my project can get someone else jazzed up about their own. :mrgreen:

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby capjbadger » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:22 pm

Early in the Green Machine project:


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DIY Spincaster
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Spincaster control panel
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A LOT of charms :shock:
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And a little Julia Child in the kitchen :mrgreen:


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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:34 pm

Wow, that's so awesome!!!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby capjbadger » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:59 am

trilobyte wrote:Wow, that's so awesome!!!

Thanks man. It's a lot of work, but I love it. :D
It's too bad there doesn't appear to be enough of a market to just do this full time. :)

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:42 pm

Trilo and Jbad, you are AMAAAZING!
I am so impressed with your work!

I just grab the dumb end of a spray can and change things colors...
I got bored but had some spray paint left:

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby MikeGyver » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:47 pm

Foxfur wrote:I just grab the dumb end of a spray can and change things colors...
I got bored but had some spray paint left:


Looks Great! If you have any Black paint left you should paint the rims so it matches Rambette, adding studs would probably hurt its weather proofing
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:24 pm

Mrpatatomoto wrote:
Foxfur wrote:I just grab the dumb end of a spray can and change things colors...
I got bored but had some spray paint left:


Looks Great! If you have any Black paint left you should paint the rims so it matches Rambette, adding studs would probably hurt its weather proofing

Thanks! I have only just begun...
I still have to finish painting the other side then I'll start in on the embellishments. I was gonna do the black tonight but realized that I'd used up all my black paint on the t-shirts :lol:
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:58 pm

Y'all are just so awesome, it is a real privilege to call you friends.

And, to show off the BOOM BOX our fantastic friend Elorrum made for the Dread Pirate Barbie crew.

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That boom box, by the way, really BOOMS. Serious fucking genius, our Elorrum.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby LeChatNoir » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:11 pm

trilobyte wrote:I'm making good progress with the laser cutter, though it'll take several more sessions to get through the rest of the tags I want to cut. Here's a sample of how they look (though they still need some cleanup after coming off the machine)…

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Here's a different shot of that translucent green tag, it does an incredible job of catching both regular and UV light…

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trilobyte, I love these tags. CNC machines are so much fun. I miss having access to them. Used to program and run Wire EDM's for a long time and I still get a kick out of drawing up geometry for the laser work that we outsource.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:23 am

Thanks LeChatNoir, I've enjoyed the process (and challenges) of learning the tools and trying to get good at them. On the surface you'd think it was all just so simple to dump something from the computer to the machine, but there are so many crazy little quirks and nuances and tricks to work out. I'm in the home stretch on tags, then it's on to the rubber stamps and then I may be done with the laser cutter for the season.

Rocking a spray can is where it starts, Foxfur. Gateway art, eventually giving away to bigger and crazier things. Of course, you've already got the blowing things up thing going on, lots of fun there.

I love the boom box, MDF, what a great piece!

I still have plenty to do (aside from the lasering), gotta get my conduit order sorted out (plus cut a bunch of the poles) as well as grab a few sheets of wood paneling for the wall facade behind the deli counter (so people don't have to stare at our cargo van). I'm grabbing a few things off the girl's to-do list as well, ultimately it's all junk that the two of us have to get done so woohoo for getting closer.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:50 pm

Trike decor parts are finally done…

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Kire » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:03 pm

What an amazing and inspiring thread! I think it would be a blast just to watch or help you work trilo, so impressive and talented
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:16 pm

If you ever get the time or are looking for inspiration, just wind this thread back to page one and start reading. There are so many awesome projects and fun ideas in here!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:24 pm

Kire wrote:What an amazing and inspiring thread! I think it would be a blast just to watch or help you work trilo, so impressive and talented


Another great, inspirational thread (this one for costumes only):

Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Kire » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:59 pm

Savannah wrote:
Kire wrote:What an amazing and inspiring thread! I think it would be a blast just to watch or help you work trilo, so impressive and talented


Another great, inspirational thread (this one for costumes only):

Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
viewtopic.php?f=279&t=53078


Thanks. I have spent a lot of time cruising through that thread as well, its amazing to see how creative and clever people are. Ratty is definitely another one of my idols on here.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby capjbadger » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:11 am

1200 Lamplighter charms, DONE.
*collapse*

-Badgzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby lemur » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:27 am

CELEBREATION!!!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby capjbadger » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:33 am

lemur wrote:CELEBREATION!!!

Note to self: Don't let Lemur spell-check the charms... :wink:

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:27 am

Piratical treehouse, compleat w/ crow's nest. Need a Jolly Roger(ing).

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby wh..sh » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:43 am

Bob wrote:Piratical treehouse, compleat w/ crow's nest. Need a Jolly Roger(ing).

:shock: Amazing!
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