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    I got the entrance sign done for the Christmas Program.

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...nceSignFCC.jpg[/img]

    I glued a 4'x8' sheet of 2" Styrofoam to a sheet of OSB with great stuff, to support it and to have a way of mounting it to the arch that goes over the entrance to the Church parking lot. Loaded it in the shopbot to machine & did a profile cut through both the foam & OSB.

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...28/DoveFCC.jpg[/img]

    I cut the letters for the main line out of 1" Styrofoam and also 3-d cut the dove out of the same material.

    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...CCFinished.jpg[/img]

    I sprayed the background colors on the sign & highlighted the dove with blue. I then used a 5'' air angle sander and ground the tops off the "THERE IS & TONIGHT" letters to bring the white back. Then I glued the raised letters & dove over the raised bosses on the sign & it was done.

    Got to use the 2 rail sweep function to make the wavy background on this project. I was trying to roughly duplicate the playbook cover laying on the table.

    Next up is the 4'x16'x12'' "Earth" project. I have the left side almost cut out.

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    Gary,
    Wowwwww... the christmas sign looks great.

    Andy B.

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    Gary,

    This is very impressive! Keep up the good work (and keep sharing photos!)

    Mike

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    Gary.
    You have only had aspire for 2 weeks and you can do all this. very nice work. I have had mine for a long time , since aspire 1 and all i can draw is a square and a circle .

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    Got the earth done. This is a 2 piece model, total size is 16'x4'x12''. It goes center stage at floor level to cover the stairs going up to the stage.


    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ldAssembly.jpg[/IMG]
    Gluing up the the layers.

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...dyforpaint.jpg[/IMG]
    I used drywall compound to smooth it out a little.

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../EarthDone.jpg[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...EarthDone2.jpg[/IMG]

    I used an airless sprayer to paint it & a door jam gun to add the detail.

    On to the camel. I have the model built for the left side and have it about 1/2 cut out. I'll post pics. when I get a little further along.

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    I know that you will be the hero of the church play for all the help and hard work that you have done for them. Cant wait to see the camel

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    Thanks everybody for all the encouragement. I've bitten off a pretty big chunk of work. The router is running 24/7. I load a big file at night and by morning It's ready for another layer.
    (Wonder what our electric bill will be next month)? eek.

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    Gary Spear,
    That is Awesome!
    If I knew your voltage, amp load and your electrical rate per KWH I could figger out what a 24 hr run time will cost.

    745 watts is a HP. Let's say your machine is 2HP.
    So 745 x 2 = 1490 watts per hour.
    1490 x 24 = 35,760 watts
    I divide by 1000 as we are charged .05 per kilowatt or 1000 watt/hrs.
    35.76 x .05= $1.78/day
    $1.78 x 31 days = $55 per month.

    This doesn't include your lights, compressor, heaters, vacuum and coffee maker etc.

    Let's say you have a 4 Hp spindle.
    The machine won't use all the horsepower until its really hogging into something and maybe not even then? True of a 2 Hp motor as well.


    Tell me.....what are you doing with all your foam chips?

    Unless they are gone...you might consider packaging them and using it as filler in a concrete "WhatNot" you are going to make some day?
    ;-)

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    I've got bags of foam chips.

    Maybe as a Christmas gag gift I could put a balloon in a box, rig it to pop when the box is opened and then fill the rest of the box with foam chips. (especially the white Styrofoam chips as they are much much fluffier). I could call it....snowstorm in a box. lol.

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