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by Shane Warnick
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Price Opinion: First Sign with a lot of separated text
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Price Opinion: First Sign with a lot of separated text

I hope you have another piece laying around, since the "I" from Bridges isn't on the sign......


Shane
by Shane Warnick
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: PCM files
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: PCM files

Sending you a pm now.

Shane
by Shane Warnick
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: PCM files
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: PCM files

I may be interested. Whats your time frame?

Shane
by Shane Warnick
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: PRICE FOR BULK LETTERS?
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: PRICE FOR BULK LETTERS?

On thin stuff like this, the dross is minimal, so a strong acid is not needed. I would put them in vinegar if it was me. I would go to Sams or Costco etc, grab a heavy plastic tote with a lid, and a couple of cases of vinegar. Just make sure you don't stack them in there flat on top of each other, i...
by Shane Warnick
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: PRICE FOR BULK LETTERS?
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: PRICE FOR BULK LETTERS?

Well, you asked for my opinion so I shall share it. First off, I Googled and came up with 3 direct competitors, all within just a few miles of your location. I am sure there are probably as many more with a small or no web presence, I only make the point that you aren't in an area where you are the ...
by Shane Warnick
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Finishes for steampunk/industrial style
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: Finishes for steampunk/industrial style

Well, the first thing is it depends on where the finished piece is meant to be displayed. Inside or outside? I have mixed my pwn oil / lacquer finish (you can find dozens of recipes on google, but basically 1/3 tung oil or boiled linseed oil, 1/3 paint thinner, and 1/3 lacquer) and spray that on, or...
by Shane Warnick
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Scribe Pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Scribe Pricing

I use $100 / hr, as a base. It takes about 3-5 min to hang the scribe, turn the air on make sure the oiler is working etc. Then, about 3 min to switch back to plasma after I am done scribing. So, I charge roughly $15, plus by the inch for the scribe work. I usually run my scribe at around 40 ipm, un...
by Shane Warnick
Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Covered Bridge Design
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: My first sign

Kyle, Here's the dxf for you. It seems that was what you were after to begin with, not a cut ready file. Now, as you stated above, you are going to lose some detail, and have a lot of fixing to do, but this should get you off to a great start. I closed all the paths I was willing to mess with and re...
by Shane Warnick
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help doing an offset. PLEASE!!
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Need help doing an offset. PLEASE!!

I understand your frustration, and frankly, this is something that your software either does great, or sucks at. The problem with doing it like acourtjester outlines above, is that when you scale one down to place it in the center of the other one, the aspect ratios change, and it isn't offset exact...
by Shane Warnick
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Horse Stall Sign - Oval Design
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: can someone please help me

Try this file. I joined all the lines and made it all closed paths and reduced the nodes. If this one doesn't work you must have a setting wrong in the software you are using to generate your machine code. You will need to scale it, since it was huge when I opened it and it's still pretty large. Sha...
by Shane Warnick
Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: bidding on a big job. need help....
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: bidding on a big job. need help....

I have no idea how you are figuring your pricing, but I would be at around $4 each, cutting only. Figure another $1 each for cleaning, and if you break it down by the part, prob another $1.50 each for unloading steel off the truck, racking it, placing it on the table, and removing the skeleton. I wo...
by Shane Warnick
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Fine Cut Consumables Clarification
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Fine Cut Consumables Clarification

You want to cut shielded, so use 220948 with EITHER 220953 or 220854, depending on whether or not your table uses ohmic sensing to find the plate. If it's a plasmacam, use 220953. The deflector is for un-shielded cutting, and while I have never cut un-shielded, I was told it wasn't the way to go. I ...
by Shane Warnick
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: bandsaw hard stop
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Re: bandsaw hard stop

@shane warnick, by power feed, you mean push the button till the dro reads the correct value? or is there a way to get it to the desired spot by itself? thanks Richard The ones I use are programmable to be repeatable, so you can program "home" positions, etc. So when you finish working on...
by Shane Warnick
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Q on pricing parts that eat up a sheet w/o using it all
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Q on pricing parts that eat up a sheet w/o using it all

76-80%, that's where it breaks over for me. Once the parts take up 75-80% then the customer buys the sheet. On the drawing above, it's theirs. If I can cut some other stuff out of that space, I call that gravy. I think the price you have is fair, for cutting and material. I would be around $300 for ...
by Shane Warnick
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: bandsaw hard stop
Replies: 22
Views: 1829

Re: bandsaw hard stop

You could get a DRO with power feed, like the ones they use on bridgeport mills etc, I know you can buy the powerfeed for approx $300, not sure about the DRO I think they are in the $150 range.
Shane
by Shane Warnick
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Help needed converting to DXF
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Help needed converting to DXF

I agree with Capstone. Not trying to be a jerk, but if you can't redraw that, you need the practice. It's made up of a few fonts, and basic geometric shapes. It may look intimidating, but if you break it down and focus on one aspect at a time, it's not really a large task. Shouldn't be that hard to ...
by Shane Warnick
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: What would you have charged ?
Replies: 33
Views: 3700

Re: What would you have charged ?

That is correct, but you have to remember YOU have the risk exposure, especially when the customer supplies the material. Make sure you are making enough on the job to cover extra material if you mess some up. Better to work for experience and break even than to get experience and have the job be ca...
by Shane Warnick
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: What would you charge
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: What would you charge

If I'm looking at this right you have about 95 pierces x .15 each = $14.25, and somewhere near 200 cut inches at .12 per inch = $24.00 plus metal about $4.00 plus powder coat which I have no idea what to charge for and labor which I don't know what you value your time at. Looks to be a expensive pe...
by Shane Warnick
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Powder clear over Steel FX patina
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Powder clear over Steel FX patina

I sandblast, Polish, patina, DRY and then clear powder. Zero issues.

Shane
by Shane Warnick
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: Drilling out steel
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Re: Drilling out steel

What size hole?? Are you trying to drill from the top down or from the back or bottom of the hole the other way (in reference to the way the hole was plasma cut). You have a $250 bench top drill press pushing a prob $0.50 drill bit with wd40 instead of cutting fluid or oil, trying to cut steel that ...
by Shane Warnick
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Anyone have Torch "shield" to prevent sparks from flying
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Anyone have Torch "shield" to prevent sparks from flying

I use this when I am cutting really thick plate, helps keep all the flying molten steel on the table when piercing thicker plate. IMG_20150124_161901856.pdf Shane Those look like expensive letters... They were. Not sure if you can tell but the Z axis was almost out of travel. In the up direction. T...
by Shane Warnick
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: help on price please
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: help on price please

Thank you Shane I figured it was worth a shot, I ended up coming up with a price that I think the customer and I both are happy with this time. I need to make, or find a spreadsheet to make this easier for next time. Really way too many variables for us to just give you a price, and I personally fe...
by Shane Warnick
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Split Monagram files
Replies: 36
Views: 2752

Re: Split Monagram files

Thanks for the info guys I appreciate it.

Shane
by Shane Warnick
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Anyone have Torch "shield" to prevent sparks from flying
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Anyone have Torch "shield" to prevent sparks from flying

I use this when I am cutting really thick plate, helps keep all the flying molten steel on the table when piercing thicker plate.

IMG_20150124_161901856.pdf
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by Shane Warnick
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Template help
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: Template help

That is just a series of circles, you should have been able to measure the original and just redraw it. Depending on the software you have, you can mount a stylus to your torch, throw the original on the table, and just trace it with the stylus while dropping points along the path at the position of...

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