Another Tutorial?

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Re: Another Tutorial?

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Xxray wrote:
Don't think it matters all that much, it seems most tutorial prospects fade away into oblivion. Best thing to do would probably be just do it and post, without seeking opinions of this or that. I do think a tutorial section would very much be in order, many topic specific forums have a tutorial section.
Agreed on the first part and would LOVE to see a member tutorial area. Even if it's for short tips and tricks for those of us who feel video is so much more useful in learning techniques.

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Re: Another Tutorial?

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Seems like Bill faded into oblivion anyway, with the negative response to his offer.
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Re: Another Tutorial?

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What negative response?

All I see are good constructive replies.

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Re: Another Tutorial?

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I think you are reading a bit too much into this Wolffie, I take it you are referring to my comment, I don't see anything negative about it.
This isn't the first tutorial offer to apparently wither on the vine, this one for example
http://www.vectric.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=17139 Thats why I think it would be better to simply do it while the urge is there and post without trying to gather comments on whether or not people want it.
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Re: Another Tutorial?

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Ok, Point taken
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Re: Another Tutorial?

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Hi guys. I am on vacation. I still plan to do a tutorial similar to the 10 part series I did in my blog. http://www.makermasters.com/cnc-sign-project.

Detailed tutorials take time.

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Re: Another Tutorial?

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I've done many tutorials over the years. Sign making, marketing etc.. In fact one I did was looked at over 18,000 times on another site.

It takes a lot of time and work to get one done. Photos, copy, and assemble every thing in the right order takes more than a few hours.

So bgriggs needs some time to get his done. IT wil be a good one.

However, It would be great to see a single place for tutorials to live. A tutorial forum here would be an ideal place to concentrate that kind of knowledge.

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Re: Another Tutorial?

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Curtis, please post your tutorial. i'd like to see it. thanks
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Re: Another Tutorial?

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bgriggs wrote:Hi guys. I am on vacation. I still plan to do a tutorial similar to the 10 part series I did in my blog. http://www.makermasters.com/cnc-sign-project.

Detailed tutorials take time.

Bill
Vacation at a time like this ??

OK we will wait till you get off vacation, are you done yet? how about now?

Have a good time and let us know when you get around to it.
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Re: Another Tutorial?

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Curtis, please post your tutorial. i'd like to see it. thanks
rob
Thank you for asking..
It was a sign can tutorial on another sign forum. Unfortunately it is in a private area for members only..

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Re: Another Tutorial?

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I sure could use a tutorial on edge lit signs. I have been trying to make one but I am having trouble getting it to light right. My acrylic seems to get flooded with color instead of just the routed areas.


I attached a photo of a sample I was playing with to see if someone could help me.
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Re: Another Tutorial?

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Is the slot where you have the acrylic setting in fairly tight or is it possible that the LEDs are shinning up the back side?

I've made quite a few acrylics and have never had that problem.

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Re: Another Tutorial?

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I have just done the last supper in 3/4" acrylic.
The slot for the base is tight and the lights are underneath the piece.
All I get is a little bit of floodlight on the bottom not the edge effect I was looking for.
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Re: Another Tutorial?

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I don't know why the acrylic wouldn't light up properly. I usually sand the bottom edge and flame the edges including the bottom so the are all clear but I know a lot of people don't do that. What LED lights are you using? Are they colored and are they bright?

The Last Supper is a pretty large image. What is the size you are making it and how thick?

I've been trying to post some pictures of the Acrylics I have done but the Vectric's site keeps timing out. I reduce them and have posted many others so I guess I will have to wait until it's less busy.

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Re: Another Tutorial?

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I got a couple pictures to load. I use color LED lights and these are either 5050 or 2034 RGB light strips 12 inches long.

Mark
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