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  • #46
    Bert
    ...how about a POW*MIA one?? big seller at the VFW one would think, too bad its a lot of work...

    i ment how about a POW*MIA coaster, being as that was the letest thing going on, sorry about the confution. as for the would be a great seller at the VFW i figured they would probly buy some, the problem with that is the amount of time put into them, making it too expensive to get any $$ for your time. hence not a lucrative venture. this pic should give a better size reference. as its made to go into a 2" reciever for a hitch plug.

    as for how did i make them, where did the design come from??
    i started with a picture of my POW*MIA flag. made the smaller ones just by using a print out of my computer. the larger one for the table i tool to kinko's (i think or some one like that) and had them blow up my B&W print to the size i wanted. i was going to make security screen type doors with them also. kind of a decrative security entrance for the summer that would let in a brezz, buit no way to market so most of the stuff just sits in a box in my shed, the table is in the atic of my small shed.

    any how after i had the B&W print in the size i wanted i just used carbon papper to trace it onto the steel, then engraver over that so it would stay long enough to get it all cut out.. the biggest thing is to remember your negative spaces. dont let any corcles or lines conect you dont want to fall out. or you will look like a hack , like the fool on OCC that dropped out the middle of the P, O, & A. bummer realy, he was suposed to be a metal artist and made a stupid beginners mistake. on an otherwise great looking bike. man was i screeming at the TV that night. (the wife said i should be doing his job.)
    anyhow, in off an a rant again. if i missed anything feel free to ask i'll try to help out if i can.
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    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped
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    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
    JAMES

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    • #47
      Paint & prep.

      just realized i forgot the part about paint a nd prep. sorry.
      i use Krylon paint and primer as its the best i have found for this kind of stuff i can get out of a spray can as im not , or wasent set up for mixing up and spraying my own paints. i'm getting there now but still have a ways to go. i do have some air brush setups i'm looking forward to trying.
      as you can see in the below pic i also offerd them with a textured finish. this was doon with a truck bed liner paint. its expensive but adds a nice textrue and shoule add some extra pertection also. its simmiler to the ryno liner every one was putting in there truck bed's. drys solid and can be painted. nice stuff but about $8 a spray can, if i had found a market i would have went to the quart or gallen size reducing the over all price, but for a single or even a few as gifts for frends i would recomend sticking with the spray can.
      DO'NT be tempted to go for the undercoat as a $ saver. it never realy drys and is just all around not nearly as nice an option. spend the extra $4 and get the bed liner.
      as for prep.
      yep just a plane old 4" dewalt square pad orbital sander.i did ocationaly use a flap disk on some parts. i would realy have liked to sand blast them but have not sprung for or built a blast cab. yet. would have if i could have found a market, but no such luck.
      so injoy the project and make lots, are latest generation has forgotten what POW*MIA stands for and its just sad realy. i have the POW*MIA tatooed on my arm and you would be suprised how many 20year olds ask "whats that some kind of japaneas food ? i see it alot" no kidding guys it happens all the time. how easily we forget how we got here and thouse that got us here.
      better go now befor i start another rant.
      Attached Files
      thanks for the help
      ......or..........
      hope i helped
      sigpic
      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
      JAMES

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      • #48
        oh ya and once ya have the metal cut out you can use it as a template to paint other stuff too.
        check out my screen door, its a 1 off.
        i had to spray paint the screen yellow first white just didnt work.
        Attached Files
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
        sigpic
        feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
        summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
        JAMES

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        • #49
          that i s awesome Fun , I used a flap wheel to clean the slag off ,got a piece of plexy glass yesterday at home depot, hey James would you care if I made 1 of those 4 my g-paw ( he is a vv)

          Inferno Forge

          Chris

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          • #50
            go for it, the more the better.
            thanks for the help
            ......or..........
            hope i helped
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            feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
            summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
            JAMES

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            • #51
              thanks alot

              Inferno Forge

              Chris

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              • #52
                James, thanks a lot, GREAT STUFF!!!
                Receiver Hitches. Nice! I'm guessing you built the box frame for it...true?
                The hanging sign one. Letters looked SHARP! I'm guessing that's where most of the time was with the jeweler's file?
                thanks in advance,
                bert
                I'm not late...
                I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                • #53
                  i just used some 2"X2" square tube for the slide in part and some 1" angel irn to seperate the white pre-drilled back from the black front.
                  i was going to add a light but the price was growing too past.
                  yep the letters needed the most clen up as i needed to cut so slowly to stay on line and even then its better to leave a little to file off then it is to take too much off.
                  depending on the hand stability & cut speed you can get some clean cuts or some shaky cuts. the lil spect.125-c has been a great lil plasma cutter. i'm realy glad i got it, sad i couldnt sell any for the stuff i made with it but still glad i had it to play with.
                  thanks for the help
                  ......or..........
                  hope i helped
                  sigpic
                  feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                  summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                  JAMES

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                  • #54
                    Thanks James What gauge metal did you use?
                    Ever try selling it on eBay or somewhere where the soldiers now in Iraq would buy some?
                    I'm not late...
                    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                    • #55
                      they just get lost in the sea for other stuff on e-bay. tryed it once it got seen by about 3 people after listing it 2 times in a row.
                      thanks for the help
                      ......or..........
                      hope i helped
                      sigpic
                      feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                      summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                      JAMES

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                      • #56
                        wow, BUMMER!!!
                        well, if I get any ideas, I'll let you know...
                        what gauge metal did you use?
                        I'm not late...
                        I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                        • #57
                          i used 16 gage i think but it might be 14gage i'll take a look next time im out in the shop. its good thick stuff so it holds its shape and will last.
                          thanks for the help
                          ......or..........
                          hope i helped
                          sigpic
                          feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                          summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                          JAMES

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                          • #58
                            ...i'll take a look next time im out in the shop... what's that, 40ft away? you lucky dog!!!!!!!!
                            Also, what are your prices for:
                            receiver hitch
                            sign with flag holder
                            hanging sign?
                            thanks so much again...
                            I'm not late...
                            I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                            • #59
                              its realy more like 75 ft to the 2nd shop the big new one is only 40ft away, but the POW stuff is in the old shop that 75ish .
                              i cant remember for posotive what i was asking for them but i think it was like $65 & $25 for the flag holder & hitch plug. and 20% of that went to the veterans outreach program center in town. that seems like a lot i guess but its like $2 an hr.
                              thanks for the help
                              ......or..........
                              hope i helped
                              sigpic
                              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                              summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                              JAMES

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                              • #60
                                almost forgott i didnt make it out to the shop tonight we went to see the transformer's and new die hard movies at the drive in, just got home. i'll check them in the AM for ya for size.
                                thanks for the help
                                ......or..........
                                hope i helped
                                sigpic
                                feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                                summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                                JAMES

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