Creative CNC-Where Art and Automation Collide
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
Steve Luck

Registered:
Posts: 19
Reply with quote  #1 
bmp Kelman Theater sign.bmp     Hi everyone,
I have slowly (and I mean SLOWLY) started working with a used CNC 4x8 ShopBot and can say I am absolutely hooked. I have had plenty of frustration but with the help of my good friend Doug Haffner, I have made significant progress and now am using my router for many projects and signs. I am also part of the Walldogs mural painters and recently helped Doug with his fantastic Sandy's restaurant mural in Kewanee, Illinois. My host family was so hospitable and friendly that I decided to make them a 3 dimensional sign when I got home. Here is a design of what I decided to make. They have their very own home theater in their basement! It has 7 leather stadium seats/recliners on two levels and a massive screen. Mr. Kelman even went out to George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in California to take a class on home theater sound and theater construction. It is first class all the way. The only thing missing was a sign! I have cut the background panel out of ¼" thick alupanel on the ShopBot. I also cut the black movie camera and curved banner out of ½" PVC. The movie reels were also cut from ½" PVC and painted silver metallic. It is almost completed and I will ship it to them this week. I will post a photo of the finished project, but for now, here is the illustration.

Sign-cerely, Steve

























oxenham1

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 146
Reply with quote  #2 
Looks Great Steve!
I look forward to the final piece

JO


__________________
Jamie Oxenham http://www.oxenhamdesign.com
http://www.fromaspiretobeyond.blogspot.com

http://forums.oxenhamdesign.com/post/3d-summer-modelling-challenge-6946988?pid=1283204501#post1283204501

Darren Salyer

Registered:
Posts: 22
Reply with quote  #3 
Very nice design.
Home theater is another "interest" of mine.

__________________
Darren Salyer
http://www.AbsoluteBasements.com

60x144 MechMate
Aspire v4.0 software
Leo Voisine

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 54
Reply with quote  #4 
VERY COOL - and I always love a good story
__________________
Imagine the possibilities
Steve Luck

Registered:
Posts: 19
Reply with quote  #5 
pdf kelman theater sign.pdf     I finally finished the home theater sign yesterday. I cut the background out of 6 mil aluminum composite board (Alupanel). The movie camera, banner at the bottom, oval for the finger and the movie reels/film circles were cut
out of 1/2" PVC (Sintra) and painted. I covered the background in ultra metallic red vinyl with chrome vinyl stripes
and used an engine turned gold vinyl for the K and the Kelman Theater lettering. It measures 18" tall by 24" wide.
Now I have to figure out how to make a safe and strong box to ship it in! 

Sign-cerely, Steve

oxenham1

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 146
Reply with quote  #6 
Nice work Steve! Very clean, I love it!
JO

__________________
Jamie Oxenham http://www.oxenhamdesign.com
http://www.fromaspiretobeyond.blogspot.com

http://forums.oxenhamdesign.com/post/3d-summer-modelling-challenge-6946988?pid=1283204501#post1283204501

Dan Sawatzky

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 96
Reply with quote  #7 
They are going to really love it Steve.  Very thoughtful!

-grampa dan

__________________
Dan Sawatzky
Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation
http://www.imaginationcorporation.com
dan@imaginationcorporation.com
Steve Luck

Registered:
Posts: 19
Reply with quote  #8 
Thanks Jamie and Dan. I want to keep thinking in 3D and need to practice every chance I get.
I had a great host family in Kewanee, IL and wanted to thank them somehow. I don't think
they would have wanted me to surprise them with a mural in their basement, so I went with a
dimensional sign instead! I recently upgraded to the latest version of Aspire software and will
get their DVD in the mail soon. I downloaded the program to start learning it and hopefully will
find time each day to study the tutorials.

I'm going to try and squeeze in a Mechanical Marine Life entry to the challenge before the deadline.
I have a fun idea in mind and ordered some Magic Sculpt to make it come to life. It will be down
to the wire, but I think I'll make it.

Sign-cerely, Steve
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:


Create your own forum with Website Toolbox!