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Hey, look what my friend made!!!!
Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2007-12-30 7:23 pm   Permalink

Hey gang,

A while back I was searching for a Don The Beachcomber coaster to try and make a replicated sign for my Tiki room. Having found a great looking coaster, I turned to my friend for help.

My friend, Leo had just purchased a CNC routing machine; he wanted to make some signs with. Well, tonight we took it for a test ride with a scan of that Don The Beachcomber coaster. This was just a 4x6 recreated wooden coaster, but it came out sweet.

In a few days, Leo plans to machine a 24"x18" wooden sign and possibly a nice set of waterproof wooden drink coasters for me. Here's some pictures, tell me what you think. This was just a trial run of the machine. The coasters will be made out of 1/4" wood, the trial run was too tall. LOL!






Happy New Year!!!

Rick


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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2927
Posted: 2007-12-30 9:01 pm   Permalink

very cool.

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-12-30 9:13 pm   Permalink

Sweet!!!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-12-31 3:33 pm   Permalink

Looks sweet

 
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ScarabaTiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2006
Posts: 44
From: Hemet, California
Posted: 2007-12-31 6:39 pm   Permalink

That's cool. Nice work!

 
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
Posts: 352
From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2008-01-01 3:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks all!

It does looks really sweet. I can't wait to get the full size sign to put on my wall. I'm sure I should be able to come up with some other things for him to make, any suggestions?

Happy New Year!

Rick
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Bogielocks
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Joined: Feb 11, 2007
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From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2008-01-07 11:37 am   Permalink

Looking for coaster scans from defunct vintage Tiki establishments. I want to have my friend try and create other coasters, that will make up a nice bar set.

Thanks in advance...

Rick
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
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From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2008-01-07 12:48 pm   Permalink

Very groovy!

 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2008-01-07 7:36 pm   Permalink

Looks great! I would love the same sign with Don The Beachcomber part changed to "Drifter's Reef" to hang on our new deck! Send me a PM if that is possible. Kia Orana

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2008-01-08 7:59 pm   Permalink

for the duplicator routing machine - does the original scan have to be paper 2d or can it be a flat 3d? (like a carved piece of wood?)

that wood coaster does look REALLY good!!!!
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Bogielocks
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From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2008-01-10 1:37 pm   Permalink

The coaster started with a scan of the Don the Beachcomber coaster. I know the machine could make ting from a 3D image, but it has to be a special 3D vector image file.

That's about all I know about the machine. I've just had time to see if work off of 2D images.

Cheers!

Rick


 
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-01-11 2:57 pm   Permalink

just what exactly is a CNC machine and how does it work?

looks like quite a handy little machine.

nice work on the coaster!


 
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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 825
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2008-01-11 5:38 pm   Permalink

That coaster looks great!

As for suggestions for other things to try, I think the Mai Kai image below would look really cool. It's not a coaster, but it's about the same size and just needs a little filling in where the hole punch was. I'm sure somebody on TC has one they can scan for you or an image of the three cannibal tikis without the center missing. These guys were used on the last Hukilau mug.



 
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Bogielocks
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From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2008-01-11 5:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-01-11 14:57, harro wrote:
just what exactly is a CNC machine and how does it work?




Hey Harro,

Maybe this can help..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CNC

Rick
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Bogielocks
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From: New Bedford, MA
Posted: 2008-01-11 5:57 pm   Permalink

Trader Tom,

That looks cool. If someone can scan that for me, maybe I can have my friend try it...

Thanks Tom for the suggestion..

Cheers!

Rick
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