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by elwoood
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Font ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Font ID please

Hi Larry,
Thats the one. What font is it?
Thanks for the help.
Dave
by elwoood
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Font ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Font ID please

Does anyone know this font? Customer supplied it but does not know the name. I can tell I'm off to a great start on this project.
Thanks,
Dave
by elwoood
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Route 66 plaque
Replies: 0
Views: 823

Route 66 plaque

Here is a special order I have been working on. The outside plaque is 18" tall, the center about 12". Both are flamed colored and then clear powder coated. The stand offs are threaded studs welded to the back using a stud welder. I will cover up the studs and nuts with some black tubing. F...
by elwoood
Wed May 08, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: PlasmaSpider DXF of the Week - Flaming Speed Shop Sign
Replies: 40
Views: 16092

Re: PlasmaSpider DXF of the Week - Flaming Speed Shop Sign

As always, another amazing file. Thanks, Dave
by elwoood
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Ideas for storage
Replies: 8
Views: 1681

Re: Ideas for storage

I am on the road every weekend to local shows and 2 swap meets. All my stuff is powder coated clear but here is what we do. I buy the 2.98 fleece throws at the Wally, cut them into 24" wide strips ( the size of my big pieces ) and layer them flat. One blanket, one piece, over and over. I stack ...
by elwoood
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Explain Please - Pierce Height, Cut Height
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Explain Please

Thank you Jim for the clear and concise explanations in plain english . I bought a used system, the previous owner knew none of this info. Now I understand what is going on. You are an excellent instructor.
Thanks again,
Dave
by elwoood
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Abrasive & Texturing
Topic: Sand Blasting
Replies: 6
Views: 3603

Re: Sand Blasting

If you are referring to the pressure pot there is almost no difference except for the hardware and hoses. All the cheap HB, Northern tool etc are all Chinese made. The very few pots made in USA are more money. I own 3 pots and have changed the gages,hoses and mixing valves on all of them over time. ...
by elwoood
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: pdf to dxf conversionn-Indian Pottery
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: pdf to dxf conversionn-Indian Pottery

Thanks for the conversion, looks great.
Dave
by elwoood
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: pdf to dxf conversionn-Indian Pottery
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

pdf to dxf conversionn-Indian Pottery

Could someone convert this file from pdf to dxf please? I have tried exporting from illustrator and a pdf to dxf converter and cannot get the results I need. Not sure why it wont convert. If it's not to much trouble a quick tutorial in illustrator or inkscape for the group would be great.
Thanks,Dave
by elwoood
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Cold die grinder hurting my hand.
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Re: Cold die grinder hurting my hand.

I am in Arizona and have the opposite problem, torch handles, grinders all get too hot to hold. I bought adhesive backed cork sheets. Wrap the handle in cork, secure with duct tape and WAA LAA tools we can hold on to. Might work for cold tools too.
by elwoood
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Dross/Slag Removal
Topic: Removing dross, mill scale from plasma cut parts
Replies: 13
Views: 6754

Re: Removing dross, mill scale from plasma cut parts

I had posted this sometime ago but here it is again. I use common white vinegar. I put a gallon or two in an old rubbermaid tub and let my parts soak a couple of hours or overnight. Wash with plain water and your done. Advantages: Low cost 1.68 gall Buy it from any food market--or the dreaded Wally ...
by elwoood
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Something to share!-Peeping Tom Cat
Replies: 21
Views: 3496

Re: Something to share!

I like it! I have a friend with kitty's , she will love this.
Thanks for posting it, Dave
by elwoood
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: TSP to remove mill scale
Replies: 12
Views: 3356

Re: TSP

Update on the TSP trials... it does not work. I took a different approach to the acid bath method. I can not have muriatic acid in my shop so I went to the big W and bought 5% white vinegar and some 3% hydrogen peroxide.Total cost less than 6.00 bucks. I used a rubbermaid tub and 1G of vinegar and t...
by elwoood
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: TSP to remove mill scale
Replies: 12
Views: 3356

Re: TSP

Has anyone had success with TSP? I got hosed by my supplier and got hot rolled instead of cold rolled. Got to make it work. Any info will help, going to the big box tomorrow to buy some. Long soak times? Regular 60/80 grit flap disk OK? Let me know and I will post my trials when done.
Thanks, Dave
by elwoood
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Is Plasmacam a good decision?
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: Is Plasmacam a good decision?

Hi, I own and operate a plasmacam system. I make wall art and some yard art. I really like plasmacam. It is very straight forward to operate, all hot keys to move, scale, rotate... I work in 16g and some 10g. For lighter materials it is perfect. I do not think the table would stand up to heavier mat...
by elwoood
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: A conversion please-Austin Healey
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: A conversion please

Thanks guys for all the great work, the small pic is what was giving me fits.
by elwoood
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: A conversion please-Austin Healey
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

A conversion please-Austin Healey

One of my best freinds has lost his mind and is restoring a 1963 Austin Healey. I would like to give him this for garage wall hanging cut at about 36".
Thanks, Dave
Image
by elwoood
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Statue of Liberty
Replies: 19
Views: 3064

Re: Statue of Liberty

Thanks for the file, really nice work.
by elwoood
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:22 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Free DXF of the WEEK - Cowboy Welcome Sign
Replies: 33
Views: 9592

Re: Free DXF of the WEEK - Cowboy Welcome Sign

Thanks Jason,
Another awsome file !
by elwoood
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: what guage metal - For Wall Hangings
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: what guage metal

I use 16g cold rolled on almost all our products. We make over 100 wall art designs up to 24"x24" and it works well. I use cold rolled only because we polish, flame and powder coat all our stuff. We use some 10g hot rolled for a few yard art items we let rust.
by elwoood
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Time to share - Driveway Light
Replies: 27
Views: 10220

Re: Time to share

Duh, thanks for the light design, thats really nice.
by elwoood
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Time to share - Driveway Light
Replies: 27
Views: 10220

Re: Time to share

Hi Ken,
Try using 1part polyurethane adhesive. It will stick any clean surfaces together forever. You can get it at the big box stores, just make sure it polyurethane. I use it for all my assemblies, way better than silicone. Hope this helps, Dave
by elwoood
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Trying to save time making fonts ready to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: Trying to save a little time. Is there a program you can typ

Yes Murry, that's the one. Sorry I did not provide the link. I had a honey do that was MUCH more important.....so I could not complete the post. I use stencil font all the time, very easy to use. I usually set the bridges up at 25-35 as a starting point for 2-3" letters. Some fonts will take mo...
by elwoood
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Trying to save time making fonts ready to cut
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: Trying to save a little time. Is there a program you can typ

You might want to give Stencil Font a try. It will set up the bridges in the A,O,P,B.... Free download, works with all fonts. It is easy to use and is adjustable for different size bridges. Saves the letters as DXF file, works pretty well.
Dave
by elwoood
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Program Converts Fonts to Stencil Fonts
Replies: 4
Views: 3135

Re: Trying to save a little time. Is there a program you can typ

You might want to give Stencil Font a try http://www.cadkas.de/stencil-fonts.php. It will set up the bridges in the A,O,P,B.... Free download, works with all fonts. It is easy to use and is adjustable for different size bridges. Saves the letters as DXF file, works pretty well.
Dave

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