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    Here is my latest, a V3D file made as a memorial for a grieving family, came out very nice.
    Carved out of .5 plexi using a .125 tapered ball nose bit, took about 1.5 hours to cut.
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    Dough I love your work. Just sent you a pm
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    Another design, including an acrylic base
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    Doug,

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

    This is something that I would like to start offering to some of my wholesale customers.

    Where do you get your LED strips? Are they difficult to cut to different lengths and still be able to easily hook them up?

    Thanks!
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    I get strips here
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/121058740608...84.m1439.l2649

    Asia, so delivery take a week or 2, but good price and great quality, all LED strips are not created equal and these are the best I have found,,, But you are looking for non waterproof 5050 RGB LED's, a myriad of sources for them. These strips can be cut every 3 LED's, so you can have a strip as short at 3 LED's [about 1"] or as many as 200, and anywhere in between in multiples of 3 and the hookup is the same. [This one took 9 for example].

    This by the way took 4 hours to cut, so I don't know about wholesale, plus the thick plexi is expensive. But if you can find a way to reduce costs and time, might be feasible. [I do have some bargain thick plexi for sale on another thread but am almost out]
    Here is another all acrylic I did recently a little on the naughty side
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    When you are doing the 3d carvings and using Vector Art, clipart, how are you reversing the models so they cut down into the acrylic instead of being raised.

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    Easy - In model properties the default is "combine" ... Chose "subtract" instead, and there you have it. You have to be careful with depth, you want it deep as can be but yet obviously don't want to punch through the other side.
    Alot depends on the thickness you use, in the 1st examples many were done with plexi 1" or more, there you have margin for error and no chance to punch through. On the other end, I have done some in 3/8", which is possible but just barely, really easy to punch through. I've found 1/2" ideal, and thats what the last 2 are.

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    Thanks, I will try it.

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    Another all acrylic Jesus bust, 8x10" in .5 plexi, base is 1.25
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    Another cool one Doug...Do you still have any more plexi for sale? I tried to send you some money via paypal but had a problem and was tired and just click away.
    Have you ever tried to do any carving in plexi of litho files of pictures? I know you can take 3d files and make your pictures in plexi, i just wondered if you could do that with a photo?
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