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So the passes give it the layered effect, or did you do front/back?

Also, hard to tell, but the central flame, is there an "ice" kind of texture (pic 11) on the inside or is that just a side effect of the etching process?

Looks really nice!
    
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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post
That looks awesome! Is the laser etcher yours?
No, I wish but that thing was like $20K. It belongs to work.
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Originally Posted by Tipless View Post
now drill some tiny holes along the bottom edge of the acrylic and install blue leds

looks awesome
was thinking about it but it is really thin, Im going to have to look around for some smalll leds, Ill hit up superbriteleds

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So the passes give it the layered effect, or did you do front/back?

Also, hard to tell, but the central flame, is there an "ice" kind of texture (pic 11) on the inside or is that just a side effect of the etching process?

Looks really nice!
the layered effect comes from the different colors in the original image, the darker the color the deeper the laser will burn to make it darker, think of it like a printer, that's all it is really. the central flame is extra deep because i cut it out in Photoshop and just cut that image by its self at a higher setting and left the outside alone. the first image i hold up is the whole image at 3 passes after that im only cutting the central flame
I did it on the outside, once I finished I realized damn I should have done it on the inside and just mirrored the image but oh well, it wasn't the only mistake I made on it, just nobody noticed yet.

the texture in the central flame as from turning up the power on the laser to make it cut deeper, regardless of what power setting its on or how deep its cutting it still cuts at the same speed so the roughness is from trying to cut deeper in fewer passes. the outer image i did the first cut to the depth I wanted then backed the power off 5% and cut the image again twice, this will make it cut a lil bit deeper but the main goal was to smooth out the highs and lows in the image kinda like sanding it. with the central flame I didn't do that i just turned it up and cut it because I wanted the offset. Im really happy with it the image came out great I really like that I was able to get all three shades of blue from the original image to show up in the final product.
Edited by The_ocho - 10/19/11 at 6:16pm
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sorry it took so long but heres the installed pic

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Looks very professional.

Good job!
    
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