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USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:04 pm
by rickjamesbish
Completed this a while back using an anchor image from here as the base to start with. This is two layer, 5 piece, painted candy Gold and Blue and finished with 2k Clear. Held together by Super Magnets. This was presented at his retirement and went over quite well. Hopefully someone will be able to convert this to DXF in case anyone needs it. I ran into no issues in Design Edge but it seems that converting to DXF results in some anomalies.

USNMemorial.pcm

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Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:21 pm
by little blue choo
Looks Great

Rick

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:39 pm
by Specialkfab
How do the magnets work. Do you orientate the pieces then apply the magnets on the back to hold together?

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:55 pm
by rickjamesbish
They work great. I just throw them on strategically. Like on this one I placed them on back of the ring with lettering and the USN and then assemble. No glue or anything like that however I have used JB Weld on one side of some larger pieces so magnets stay in place on one piece. Hold piece and give it a bump to make sure it holds. Add more as needed. I use this on most all layered pieces so client can take apart for dusting, shipping , storage, etc. No complaints so far.

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:11 pm
by james.davis

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:10 pm
by acourtjester
Nice work my daughter retired 2015 a chief.
I checked out the conversion to DXF and there are 2 lines for everything :cry:
double layers.jpg

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:11 pm
by bigworm36
Looks awesome I like the magnet idea, I have been welding on threaded studs, where do you get your magnets from?

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:49 pm
by rickjamesbish
bigworm36 wrote:Looks awesome I like the magnet idea, I have been welding on threaded studs, where do you get your magnets from?


Amazon. Not that expensive considering the time it saves. I have not shopped around so likely can get better deal.

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:50 pm
by rickjamesbish
acourtjester wrote:Nice work my daughter retired 2015 a chief.
I checked out the conversion to DXF and there are 2 lines for everything :cry:
double layers.jpg


Yeah someone else converted a flag I did and weird stuff happened. Maybe I should post it without the design edge cut paths.

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:42 am
by acourtjester
I would like that it may make a difference with the double lines
Thanks
Tom

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:59 am
by rickjamesbish
acourtjester wrote:I would like that it may make a difference with the double lines
Thanks
Tom


This is prior to converting to cut paths so it should show up as just single set of lines with no lead ins unless the software your using automatically converts it to a cut path.
USNCommerative.pcm

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:53 pm
by acourtjester
Thanks but I use either DXF or SVG file formats maybe someone here can convert PCM to one of those :)

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:01 pm
by Specialkfab
acourtjester wrote:Nice work my daughter retired 2015 a chief.
I checked out the conversion to DXF and there are 2 lines for everything :cry:
double layers.jpg

Looks like James converted it to DXF with the cut lines for a Plasmacam applied.

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:46 pm
by doublesix
That is beautiful I am going to have to look into magnets great idea.

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:52 am
by JesseB
Very nice. Would like to make one for my Dad. What is the font used?

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:30 am
by rickjamesbish
JesseB wrote:Very nice. Would like to make one for my Dad. What is the font used?

Don't recall and will need to look when I get home. I had to break apart fonts as needed to prevent fall outs. It as not a ready cut font.

Re: USN 2 layer 5 piece Commerative / Memorial with Candy Finish

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:36 am
by JesseB
rickjamesbish wrote:
JesseB wrote:Very nice. Would like to make one for my Dad. What is the font used?

Don't recall and will need to look when I get home. I had to break apart fonts as needed to prevent fall outs. It as not a ready cut font.



Thanks, Showed it to my Dad he really likes it. He's looking forward to getting one.