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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby rickjamesbish » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:50 pm

Great original file and modification. I changed the phrase up a little. Im doing these 32" wide and 1/8" thick with welded hangers. Just did a 4 foot wide painted the same way. I do the hangers so the flag is offset form the wall about 5/8" off the wall, with an adjustable standoff lower down in the center so you can make sure offset is the same all the way around.

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby abmetal » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:34 am

BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby MetalheadRK » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:01 pm

Awesome! Thank you for sharing.
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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby VanCass » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:05 pm

how can i get a tattered flag dxf file i have a customer that wants one done. i see the same image of the tattered flag but cant find a place to purchase the dxf file. thx for the help!

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby tlitteral » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:38 pm

do you mind sharing that file? i like how you cleaned up the lines !

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby Larry83301 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:19 am

VanCass wrote:how can i get a tattered flag dxf file i have a customer that wants one done. i see the same image of the tattered flag but cant find a place to purchase the dxf file. thx for the help!

by tlitteral » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:38 pm
do you mind sharing that file? i like how you cleaned up the lines !


To all that want the DXF file Just look back thru the posts and you will find several different files of the flag with different wording, just use the one you want and add your own words! :D :D :D


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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby Hootville » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:14 am

Folks....all of these are very nice! This is probably one of my favorite pieces ever....
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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby rickjamesbish » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:56 am

Here is my cleaned up version. I broke some of the longer lines separating stripes to reduce warping.
This cuts 32" Wide and I have also done 48". I Usually cut 14 gauge for the 32" and 11 gauge for 48"
Im a poor boy so don't have the fancy Design Edge that lets you export DXF.. who would think you have to pay $1000 extra to pick up that feature :roll:.. so here it is in PCM.

Also does anyone know what font was used in the flag posted in the original mod ? When I do custom phrases Im having to pick letters from existing phrase and make letters that are not there.

TATFLAGUNDERGOD.pcm

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby acourtjester » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:15 am

For the font you may screen shot a letter like the D there is a font company that will look at your example and give the names of fonts they think match. Looking at the windows fonts on my system it is close to either "Balloon Xhold Regular" or "Bazooka Medium" but not exactly.
I hope somebody converts this to SVG of DXF
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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby rickjamesbish » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:11 pm

acourtjester wrote:For the font you may screen shot a letter like the D there is a font company that will look at your example and give the names of fonts they think match. Looking at the windows fonts on my system it is close to either "Balloon Xhold Regular" or "Bazooka Medium" but not exactly.
I hope somebody converts this to SVG of DXF
https://www.fontspring.com/matcherator
https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
https://www.fontsquirrel.com/matcherator



Thanks. I would have definitely put it as DXF if I had the option.

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby acourtjester » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:54 pm

Thanks you did what you could, many time a member will convert posted files from PCM to SVG or DXF when they see it.
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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby rickjamesbish » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:54 am

Found font I think. Looks like Kaushan Script that has been modified.. not sure.

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby see&see » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:42 am

Nice job Rick, thanks..

Here's a dxf.... Opps forgot to zip it.. Sorry.. Need coffee lol.. Got it..

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby motoguy » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:05 pm

I have cut one of these, as a test piece. I'd like to cut and finish a few of them. How are you guys masking these for paint? I'm assuming the "green masking tape and time" answer. There has to be a way to create a mask for high-volume paintwork, right? Would some kind of overlay work? A guy I make control panels for, has a vinyl overlay made. It has the switch names, company logo, etc. Depending on how long these take to mask by hand, it may make sense to purchase disposable vinyl overlays, to use as paint masks.

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby rickjamesbish » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:42 am

motoguy wrote:I have cut one of these, as a test piece. I'd like to cut and finish a few of them. How are you guys masking these for paint? I'm assuming the "green masking tape and time" answer. There has to be a way to create a mask for high-volume paintwork, right? Would some kind of overlay work? A guy I make control panels for, has a vinyl overlay made. It has the switch names, company logo, etc. Depending on how long these take to mask by hand, it may make sense to purchase disposable vinyl overlays, to use as paint masks.

What do you guys think?


I have used green, blue and orange tape. Think the blue is better. Masking takes me about 15 minutes. I pick the straightest, longest cut lines and run the tape edge along that. The other edge over laps the other side and I just run a blade down it. I use 2 different widths. A thinner one that is just slightly wider than the top lines and then a wider one that is slightly wider than the bottom lines. Piece of cardboard over the star section with tape around it edges and then paint the stripes first. Leave all masking on and then remove the card board from star section. Cover rest of flag with cardboard and I use a piece of sheet metal on edge of stars section. Paint start section. Let dry and the remove masking and clear coat.

If this video works https://youtu.be/97sKopToMCE you can see as I remove masking how I do mine. Disposable vinyl sounds like a plan.. depending on cost.

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby wdwolf » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:24 pm

trying to import this dxf into torchmate and it is not happy.appears to only have the cut path exported? what am I doing wrong

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby acourtjester » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:36 pm

Some programs don't like to play nice and you need a work around. I could open the file with SheetCam but not Inkscape.
I have the free version of QCAD and I have found I can open some files there then save them using a different DXF format and add an extra letter to the file name so I know the new one. I can ten open it in the program that I could not open it with before. :D
get a few free versions of software for reading DXF so you can use them to help to open odd files you download from other people 8-) :lol:
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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby 3030metals » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:55 pm

Here's a photo of one I recently did. I use a lot of the Steel F/X patinas but have yet to try their dyes. I'm just starting out so I don't want to get in over my head too quickly with powder coating and airbrushing. I made this one using Dupli-Color Metal Cast Anodized Color in Blue and Red. The silver is simply polished mild steel. After painting I clear coated everything using Steel F/X's clear coat. Thought I might put this out there as an option for people who aren't comfortable airbrushing.

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby rickjamesbish » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:10 am

Someone asked about how I did the standoff hangers but the PM would not let me attach file extension jpg ? Anyway I cut D Ring shaped hangars about 1" x 1" . Flat part is welded to back of flag so hangar is sticking straight out. 2 hangars .. 16" center.

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby rbcustomz » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:36 pm

is the tattered flag copywrited? can it legally be cut and sold?

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby gamble » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:46 am

[quote="rbcustomz"]is the tattered flag copywrited? can it legally be cut and sold?[/quote]
It was shared on here. I wouldn't be worried
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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby metalhd89 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:54 am

Tried one of these it came out ok, I am very very new to all of this. I used rustoleum apple red and navy blue :lol: , I did not read all the tips and tricks until after I did this, I can not say it enough how great this forum is for newbs trying to get into this. Going to try some of the metalcast paint this week and see how that turns out then the next step is airbrushing and some steel f/x patinas.

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby dunnmfg » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:30 pm

Try searching a better file version as a bunch of your star field did not cut out...

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby JHART02 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:13 pm

I want to thank you for the file. Very nice they look great. Thank you

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Re: TATTERED AMERICAN FLAG

Postby Innovative313 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:44 pm

Here is my first Tattered Flag....

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