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I did this at TechShop Menlo Park http://www.techshop.com and Burning Man 2012. As a contribution to my Burning Man camp (Bojon) and our beautiful art car Sil-vi, I created ...
I took our logo, and converted it to a vector in CorelDraw, exported it as a a DXF file and imported it into Torchmate generating a G code ...
I used 80 amp consumables to cut 1/4 inch steal plate and powered up all the elements of the plasma cutter shown in pictures.
The plasma cutter did the job for me smoothly and easily.
Bending the sign with a step brake worked well but created lines across the metal which needed to be removed.
Using an angle grinder for many hours.
At this point I am at Burning man, working on the back of the sign to be welded onto the front of our art car.
Final installment is a bit unusual. I would instruct you to wear a welding jacket. Do as I say not as you see me do. He, he, he..
After hard work it's time to play. Long live Sil-Vi. We will continue to love her, make her better and enjoy her.
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Setting up the SMAW equipment at TechShop Menlo Parkby jbleazy
Plasma Cutter Shamrockby s6fitzgerald
Setting up the oxy-acetylene equipment at TechShop Menlo Parkby jbleazy
Metal Garden Trellis - Made At The Tech Shop In San Joseby pubdesign
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