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"Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby Todd Bailey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:45 am

This post is for all the Design and Make enthusiasts out there!

Just a quick post to keep you up to date on what is new over at www.DesignandMake.com.

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Introducing our latest Hack of the Week Model Project
Hack of the Week No.185
https://store.designandmake.com/shop/product/18586

Welcome your holiday guests in style with a new "Merry Christmas" welcome sign.

Like most of our Hacks of the Week, you can customize it with different text or, in this case, hooks for stockings or wet mittens.

or

If the included Assembled Layout is not just quite right, you have all you need to make it your own. Recreate the bits you like using the single models included in the hack and then add in some of your own!

5 models, 1 assembled layout, 1 Project Sheet. All offered in .V3M format for VCarve Pro 8, VCarve Desktop or Aspire.

Remember, all the models in this pack can be cut as individual models or combined with other models in your library.

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Browse all of our Hack of the Week Model Projects... https://store.designandmake.com/search/ ... ype=search

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Hack of the WeeK No.185.jpg
Customized Assembled Layout
Hack of the WeeK No.185 - Assembly.jpg
Included Assembled Layout - Ready for Customization
Hack of the Week No.185 - All Models.jpg
All 4 Single Models Included In HOTW Model Project!
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby scottp55 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:08 am

Todd,
Must be particularly dense this morning, but can not seem to find that particular Moon as an individual model :oops:
Got a link Please?
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby Todd Bailey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:16 am

Hello Scott...

Here you go... they are also listed on the Hack of the Week page in the store -
https://store.designandmake.com/shop/product/18586

Models and Projects Used to make this hack:

Moon - Sun or Moon from the Deep In The Woods model project
- https://store.designandmake.com/shop/product/16

Moon Texture - Full Moon Texture from the Deep In The Woods model project
- https://store.designandmake.com/shop/product/16

Santa and Reindeer - Santa and Sleigh 2 single model download
https://store.designandmake.com/shop/product/18590

Mountains - Mountains No.1 from the Deep In The Woods model project
- https://store.designandmake.com/shop/product/16

Sign Shape - Cottage Sign No.1 from the Cottage Sign No.1 model project
https://store.designandmake.com/shop/product/12

Hope that helps...
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby scottp55 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:41 am

Thanks Todd, but only looking for the Full Moon Texture 1 model by itself because I like the detail for some possible Tiny projects in the house.
Only finding "Full Moon" in the store. :(
2018-12-10 05_30_39- Full Moon.jpg

I've only bought a single model since the new set up,and don't want the whole project.
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby Todd Bailey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:51 am

Sorry, Scott, I misunderstood the question... Monday ;)

The Moon Texture is exclusively available in the Deep in the Wilds model project. It was actually a last minute addition to the project and was never considered to be sold as a stand-alone model. It is just a texture to be added to the Sun or Moon model... so we felt that you would need the other model to use it properly.

I'll add it to the list to revisit in 2019... :)
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby scottp55 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:54 am

Thanks Very much Todd!!
LOVE the detail!!
It could just be applied to dome..Correct?
Or would the Sun/Moon shape be included?
Sorry for being a Monday PITA:)

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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby Todd Bailey » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:25 pm

Hey Scott...

If it were to be sold as a single model the dome would need to be already part of the model.

As it is in the "Deep in the Wilds" model project or in this Hack of the Week, it is a 2 part thing.

Kinda felt it would give you a few more options when making your own layout with the models. You might not use Santa or the moon texture and add in an eagle for a very nice wilderness themed welcome sign or cottage sign. Maybe even merge in a few treetops over the mountains... yeah, yeah I like that!!! Sorry got excited there... :)

That's the beauty of our Hacks of the Week model projects by including the single models we used to create the included assembled layout... you can make your own version or build on what we have done. Also if you happen to have the models already in your collection, or similar models, you can use the hack as inspiration for your own layout.

Thanks, Scott for the question... always eager to help.
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby scottp55 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:39 pm

Thanks for explaining Todd!
I was just thinking it would go well as a Tiny Bloodwood or Quilted Tree ornament to go with a couple Christmas presents.
IF I did one of your Hacks...you'd need a magnifying glass to see the detail :D
Besides...I'm tight fisted on money:) :)
Please include the 2 part...One interested buyer!
Merry Christmas all :D
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby MarkJohnston » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:29 pm

Scott and Todd,

How small could that first picture "Customized Assembled Layout" be cut to be readable as a Christmas tree ornament?
I was thinking maybe it would have to be about 3" long to hang on the tree.

Do you think it would be readable?

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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby scottp55 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:43 pm

Hey Mark.....No idea what size Todd's preview was, so can't say how it would scale....THAT would be a nice challenge though :)
I CAN give some comparisons to help visualize though.
Cutting another Heart right now for my Mom as she liked my Dad's so much.
The "I Love You" face of the 3" Heart from D&M was "Vladimir Script" with the "Bold" option checked at .45" font height cut
with an Onsrud 30 degree Engraving bit with a .005"flat(37-21)(Ballew Saw has best price and shipping was as fast as Drillman1).
11.1.18 Dad's Heart Front.jpg


The "Names" were the same bit and it was "Monotype Corsiva" "Bold" option checked at .2" font height and Very legible.
11.1.18 Dad's Heart Back1.jpg


The "Owl" and my signature on 1.75" blocks were cut with the same bit, BUT described as a VBit to get the .98" "Owl" to have eyeballs..and deeper Script at .15" "Vladimir Script" "Bold".
Preview will NOT be 100% accurate...things like the antlers will be .005" narrower for instance, and preview will show Fuzzy because it thinks it's a true point(which disappears when cut), and anything smaller than .005" will be overcut and disappear like tiny Moon dots....everything else will be exaggerated deeper and be more visible.
9.1.18 OWL1 1.jpg


"Lions"are 1.9" tall, done with the Tiny .25mmR Chinese Tapered BallNose and have some eyes/nostrils/whiskers:)
9.12.17 CHERRY LION TEST BOTH CHINESE .25MMR TBN.jpg


Afraid even with the engraving bit described as a VBit....Santa and Reindeer May lose their eyeballs, and Moon a lot of detail, BUT Hard Telling..Not Knowing.
You would definitely know what it was though!
Hard,dense,close pored wood would be a must I think?
Be a blast to try...and certainly something special!! :D

Hope this helps visualize it.
Gotta get back to cutting or it will be a long day:)
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby scottp55 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:10 pm

Todd(or anyone who has purchased this),
If the Hack is done as in the first pic, and then rescaled to 3" width like Mark asked....What is the X,Y size of Santa and Reindeer?
Hack of the WeeK No.185.jpg


Still intrigued :)
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Oh....And the proportionally resized model height?
(Sorry to be a pain...but do like Tiny stuff:)
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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby MarkJohnston » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:41 pm

Scott, Thanks for the interest. I figured if anyone could do it it would be you.

I'm running out of time for Christmas stuff so I probably won't try it this year.

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Re: "Merry Christmas" ... and to all a good night!

Postby scottp55 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:38 pm

ALWAYS interested in how small you can go Mark !! :)
Besides...I may give Todd some money for his "Moon" :D

Know exactly what you mean about it getting close!
Cut a "Heart" for my Dad 5 weeks ago out of River Red Gum my friend from Oz brought me in his suitcase when he and his wife visited 2 years ago.
When Mom saw it....You could just SEE the wistfulness in her face :(
ESPECIALLY when I told her I didn't have anymore of that wood(going to Heck for THAT fib:)
11.2.18 DAD'S HEART NAME SIDE 2.jpg


Cut without locator pins, so I could possibly use Scrap, and cut hers yesterday and scrambling to finish sand and start oiling.
JUST thought about jigging up the Scrap again, and running a Profile with a 1/16" TBN on both sides and using them to hang a Swarovsky crystal for an extra present for a windowsill?
Be easy enough to jig up with my set up. My fences weren't as accurate as I wished because humidity changed 30% since last time I checked :oops:
12.11.18 MOM'S HEART BACK NAMES JIGGED.jpg

12.12.18 RIVER RED GUM SCRAP 1.jpg


BUT with oil drying time....be a close cut thing.....finish sanding the Heart FIRST! :D
too many ideas...not enough Time.
TIME is FLYING:)
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