Retro Camera Timepiece

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Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby gkas » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:37 pm

I finally got around to Michael Tyler's Project of the Month, the Retro Camera Timepiece. I made it as a surprise for my youngest son, who is a commercial photographer. He hasn't seen it yet. Great project and lots of fun. I went for the 'used' look. I looked up the Pony camera, and I'm astounded how close Michael came to the real thing. Thanks Michael... :D

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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:36 am

Wow, Gerry! You did a fantastic job on that project!

I wish I could see your son’s face when you give it to him - I’m sure he’s going to love it!
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby TReischl » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:55 am

Very, very nice!
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby gkas » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:28 am

I really found it interesting how quick we can get used to having new processes readily available. When I was previewing the project, I noticed that the main cut was double-sided with the 'old' way of making two separate drawings. I converted these to a 'new' double-sided drawing. In the end I still wasn't positive that my new drawing had all the alignments correct, so I cut using the original two drawings.

We had to work much harder making the 'old' two sided projects. With the new methods it's much easier to 'copy to other side' to verify placement. Now that I can visualize the outcome, it'll be easier to verify my two-sided plans.
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby scottp55 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:16 pm

Cool Gerry!!! :)
SURE to be well received!
Well Done!!
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby dwilli9013 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:20 pm

Very Nice. Sure your son will be pleased. Thanks for sharing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby WNC_Ed » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:48 pm

Spectacular result!
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby martin54 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:22 pm

Very nice, looks like you have made a first class job of it :lol: :lol:

We had to work much harder making the 'old' two sided projects. With the new methods it's much easier to 'copy to other side' to verify placement. Now that I can visualize the outcome, it'll be easier to verify my two-sided plans.

& yet you still used Michael's individual files to cut it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby gkas » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:20 pm

martin54 wrote:Very nice, looks like you have made a first class job of it :lol: :lol:

We had to work much harder making the 'old' two sided projects. With the new methods it's much easier to 'copy to other side' to verify placement. Now that I can visualize the outcome, it'll be easier to verify my two-sided plans.

& yet you still used Michael's individual files to cut it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Much less chance of introducing my errors, and getting it correct the first time..... :roll:
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby mtylerfl » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:24 pm

Good choice, Gerry! You can always modify the project later with both sides in a single file. Getting the first run done as-is, builds confidence and assures success!

If you ever upgrade to Aspire and want to tackle a “brain teaser” project, try the Peanut Dish project. It looks simple as-is and will come out perfectly as separate files, of course.

That project used several of the new Aspire features at that time, but preceded the new two-sides in one file feature. It was a bit of a bear to figure out a fool-proof layout and the end-User will be blissfully unaware of how much “brain energy” I burned on that one. Now that it’s a load-and-go project, it might seem “simple” now, though (it wasn’t).

That project is an excellent example of how handy it would have been to have had the two-sides in a single file for each segment/section!!
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby gkas » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:46 pm

mtylerfl wrote:Good choice, Gerry! You can always modify the project later with both sides in a single file. Getting the first run done as-is, builds confidence and assures success!

If you ever upgrade to Aspire and want to tackle a “brain teaser” project, try the Peanut Dish project. It looks simple as-is and will come out perfectly as separate files, of course.

That project used several of the new Aspire features at that time, but preceded the new two-sides in one file feature. It was a bit of a bear to figure out a fool-proof layout and the end-User will be blissfully unaware of how much “brain energy” I burned on that one. Now that it’s a load-and-go project, it might seem “simple” now, though (it wasn’t).

That project is an excellent example of how handy it would have been to have had the two-sides in a single file for each segment/section!!


I do have Aspire and I like to take apart projects to see what makes them tick. I will definitely check out the Peanut Dish dish project.
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Re: Retro Camera Timepiece

Postby mtylerfl » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:23 am

Oh yeah! I forgot you already have Aspire!
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