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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2012, 08:05:39 PM »
Wow, that is really great!  :o

Silver knobs would look nice, too, but I kinda like the Spinal Tap-ish "None more black" look.   

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2012, 08:06:52 PM »
Awesome! :o

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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2012, 08:11:07 PM »
Wow, that is really great!  :o

Silver knobs would look nice, too, but I kinda like the Spinal Tap-ish "None more black" look.   

I am still planning out my "Disaster Area" matte black pedal with matte black hardware.  At some point that needs to be done.
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2012, 08:10:13 AM »
The look reminds me of Lord of the Rings, which I was obsessed with as a kid (and adult I must admit)! My Cosmo is in progress, so this has me even more excited.

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2012, 11:52:27 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2012, 06:49:37 PM »
The look reminds me of Lord of the Rings, which I was obsessed with as a kid (and adult I must admit)! My Cosmo is in progress, so this has me even more excited.

Do you have your Cosmo artwork planned out already?  If you want mine, I'd be happy to share.  You could modify it to be even more Lord of the Ringsy.
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Re: Cosmopolitan Build
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2012, 01:09:38 PM »
Im all impressed by the artwork... Laser etching? Extremely cool.

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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2012, 03:18:16 PM »
Do you have your Cosmo artwork planned out already?  If you want mine, I'd be happy to share.  You could modify it to be even more Lord of the Ringsy.
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I haven't planned any just yet. Thanks for the offer! I've been trying to teach myself Illustrator with the advice of some folks here.

Would it be possible to use it as a waterslide decal instead of etching? I haven't tried either yet, and the waterslide seems more doable at this point...

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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2012, 03:27:11 PM »
Waterslide is the default for most people.

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2012, 04:14:22 PM »
Yeah, waterside will work fine with it, it will just look different than an etch.  As the artwork is currently setup, all the silver areas would print black.

The file is in Illustrator format.  You coul practice manipulating it.

If you are interested shoot me a PM and I can get you the file.
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Re: Cosmopolitan Build
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2012, 10:37:40 AM »
How does one look into getting into laser etching?
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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2012, 12:41:43 PM »
How does one look into getting into laser etching?

You really only need a vector-based graphics program and the laser etching machine (along with a compressor and venting system).

There are some less expensive machines out there (about $3k), but I don't have experience with those, unfortunately, so I am not sure how good they are.

If you went to a trophy shop that had the right tools all you would likely need is to generate the graphics in Illustrator and Inkscape and bring them the file.  You just have to double check that the enclosure sits in the correct place on the bed.  For example, on the engraver that I use, I can put the enclosure at the upper left corner for registration, but I need to account for the draft they put on the box so I have to put that offset in the artwork.  This isn't difficult, but you need to do it since the bottom of the box is wider than the top.
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Re: Cosmopolitan Build
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2012, 07:29:26 PM »
that looks so awesome.  i vote black knobs for sweet black metal.  i doubt that's what you play but it looks amazing.