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Larry White
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Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Larry White » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:28 pm

I tried to go new school on this, but for etching this world map on glass, all the available vector files out there had a single line between the countries. I need a double line, so I can have that line remain clear after sandblasting. Editting the file didn't seem like the right thing to do. I also tried to crunch a jpeg file into a vector file via Vector Magic, but when VM scaled down the jpeg and crunched it, it didn't have the detail I needed when enlarged to this 71" x 60" panel. So instead, got out the old xacto knife and hand cut it.
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Nearly lost my will to live....

This will be sandblasted with my standard texture, then I'll peel out the oceans and sandblast them with my extra-fine texture. Only way to handle it!


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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Tony Segale » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:21 pm

That is a bit of artistic creativity, it is.

A fella like you, if you save your breath, will etch another blasted masterpiece.

I'd give five dollars for a view of the finished piece.

Glad to see you can still hold the xacto with all those broken knuckles.

Aho.
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Post by Larry White » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:28 pm

Well, here it is after the oceans were sandblasted and with the mask all peeled off.
It was a bit of work.....not to be replicated....
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-Aho!


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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Robare M. Novou » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:09 pm

Nice Work Larry! Now don't break it.
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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by bob gamache » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:35 am

Totally killin it as usual Mr White!
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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Tony Segale » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:06 pm

Nice version of the world wide web... outstanding!

I seen you're a man of fine blastin, I bet you come from one of those big cities.

I can think of a few ways I can use your services.
I'll be having words with you.
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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Mike Jackson » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:06 pm

Hi Larry,
Nice job! Thanks for posting it here.
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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by DAVE SMITH » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:20 pm

Nice job and what a ton of work . Did you get England looking the right shape?

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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Larry White » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:56 pm

When I cut out England...I thought of you!...


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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:37 pm

Looks great. To bad for global warming, must be why there's on North pole.

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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Jerry Berg » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:55 pm

Looks great Larry. A lot of cuttin' there, nicely done!

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Post by erik winkler » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:25 pm

Massive!

Larry,
If you still want it, send me the original file and I can fix it to the double-line vector you wanted.
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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Larry White » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:12 pm

Chinese Xacto Knife Torture....
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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Roderick Treece » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:17 pm

So nice ! Hope you had someone do a spell check !

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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Jerry Berg » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:42 pm

wow.... That's a bit of layout and cuttin. Nice stuff Larry!

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Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Post by Anthony Bennett » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:35 am

brilliant.

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