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Just did a small photo shoot + some poster layout for a friend, heres the result:
IMAGE(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/4958573114_344fba4718_z.jpg)
click the picture for a bigger view

heres some of the photos from the photo shoot

Blotto The Clown wrote:

Just did a small photo shoot + some poster layout for a friend, heres the result:
IMAGE(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/4958573114_344fba4718_z.jpg)
click the picture for a bigger view

heres some of the photos from the photo shoot

Very nice!

Nice poster. Don't want to be a total douche, but the "with David Rae" is bothering me. Doesn't seem to share the same perspective as the rail. If the text got smaller to the left, I think it wouldn't look off.

Really like the photo and "The Early Night Show." Good balance, colors, and use of EXTREME BLOOM! Nice job!

PandaEskimo wrote:

Nice poster. Don't want to be a total douche, but the "with David Rae" is bothering me. Doesn't seem to share the same perspective as the rail. If the text got smaller to the left, I think it wouldn't look off.

Really like the photo and "The Early Night Show." Good balance, colors, and use of EXTREME BLOOM! Nice job!

i had forgotten to fix that as I was working on it. Little late now though. I was a bit of a rush job I got caught up in the silly requirements the print place puts on their files... so abnormal!

I did some more creating/finishing:
IMAGE(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/4999627108_65ca339a0a_z.jpg)
Took me a month to complete. I am very glad I didn't have to figure out the valley rafter cuts. That stuff still confuses me.

Blotto The Clown wrote:

I did some more creating/finishing:
IMAGE(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/4999627108_65ca339a0a_z.jpg)
Took me a month to complete. I am very glad I didn't have to figure out the valley rafter cuts. That stuff still confuses me.

Wow! That is beautiful...

Blotto The Clown wrote:

I did some more creating/finishing:
IMAGE(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/4999627108_65ca339a0a_z.jpg)
Took me a month to complete. I am very glad I didn't have to figure out the valley rafter cuts. That stuff still confuses me.

That looks amazing. Well done.

Amazing stuff. What do you do for a living, Blotto?

IMAGE(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43253.0;attach=40484;image)

my mame cabinet

If that didn't work

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/inde...

Thirteenth wrote:

Amazing stuff. What do you do for a living, Blotto?

for a living, hmmm. I just finished my masters of architecture, but I havent found a job yet in my field (I also havent started looking, so that goes hand in hand :P). Each summer I work for a couple different people building things. This particular project was my little baby you could say. I was there for over a month and periodically people would come in and help me with things I didnt understand... such as valley rafters, I still dont understand those things. I never thought I'd have to use trigonometry in real life.

Its a great job building things like this, but its not to my own profit, which is sad. I like the people I work for so I dont mind, but I either need to find a job in a firm or break out on my own and start contracting my own work. Starting out on my own would require a significant investment in tools etc on my part though.

Blotto The Clown wrote:

I did some more creating/finishing:
IMAGE(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4092/4999627108_65ca339a0a_z.jpg)
Took me a month to complete. I am very glad I didn't have to figure out the valley rafter cuts. That stuff still confuses me.

That looks great! What's something like that cost?

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

That looks great! What's something like that cost?

way out of my price range (37 000)

Blotto The Clown wrote:
Thirteenth wrote:

Amazing stuff. What do you do for a living, Blotto?

for a living, hmmm. I just finished my masters of architecture, but I havent found a job yet in my field (I also havent started looking, so that goes hand in hand :P). Each summer I work for a couple different people building things. This particular project was my little baby you could say. I was there for over a month and periodically people would come in and help me with things I didnt understand... such as valley rafters, I still dont understand those things. I never thought I'd have to use trigonometry in real life.

Its a great job building things like this, but its not to my own profit, which is sad. I like the people I work for so I dont mind, but I either need to find a job in a firm or break out on my own and start contracting my own work. Starting out on my own would require a significant investment in tools etc on my part though.

Well, whoever gets to hire you full time can consider himself lucky. You know your stuff.

Thirteenth wrote:

Well, whoever gets to hire you full time can consider himself lucky. You know your stuff.

thanky, I appreciate the compliment

Now I want to know about these valley rafters and why they are hard.

boogle wrote:

Now I want to know about these valley rafters and why they are hard.

Could be the hot women in the other raft. But that's not the time to get distracted.

boogle wrote:

Now I want to know about these valley rafters and why they are hard.

They valley rafters require a few double/triple angles that are not easily taken off a plan because of perspective. So you need to understand the formula for calculating the perspective shift (it require cos/tan or something). Failing this, you just line things up and take a few practice cuts on scraps <- the longer "I dont trust my math skills" method. I employed the second method

the valley rafter, as an fyi, is the rafter that follows the seam of the roof line between the glass section (gable) and the main roof area.

Ghostship wrote:

IMAGE(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43253.0;attach=40484;image)

my mame cabinet

If that didn't work

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/inde...

what kind of screen did you use?

Ok, now I want to see the plans.

I meant of the valley rafters.

boogle wrote:

Ok, now I want to see the plans.

I dont exactly own the rights to plans. I am not sure if posting them on the internet is a good idea Its not like they would get reused, but they have copyright language all over them. I think it best I play it safe

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

boogle wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

it usually just comes down to me not trusting myself with a multi hundred dollar piece of wood. I don't dare risk cutting it wrong. I understand the principle of the math, but I appreciate being to line it up in person.

Blotto The Clown wrote:
boogle wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

it usually just comes down to me not trusting myself with a multi hundred dollar piece of wood. I don't dare risk cutting it wrong. I understand the principle of the math, but I appreciate being to line it up in person.

Measure thou twice, cutteth thou but once. Care in all things shalt save thee from waste and error.

BTC - Nice framing and design BTW. Interested in what your skylight solution was.
MameCab In that photo it was just a 17" monitor with a piece of foam core in front of it. Since then it got a cheap 21" CRT which I decased and fixed into the cab.

Scary thing is, I couldn't figure THAT out, I was working on something important just seconds before reading this page of the thread.

Gravey wrote:
Blotto The Clown wrote:
boogle wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

it usually just comes down to me not trusting myself with a multi hundred dollar piece of wood. I don't dare risk cutting it wrong. I understand the principle of the math, but I appreciate being to line it up in person.

Measure thou twice, cutteth thou but once. Care in all things shalt save thee from waste and error.

I usually end up measuring twice, cutting once. Swearing several times, measuring three more times. Cutting one more time. Swear and start hitting things.

FlamingPeasant wrote:
Gravey wrote:
Blotto The Clown wrote:
boogle wrote:
Gravey wrote:

Could you add some valley rafters to the MAME cabinet?

This would solve both problems.
*EDIT*
Neat. Its just fun with planar geometry. Parallel lines are your friends.

it usually just comes down to me not trusting myself with a multi hundred dollar piece of wood. I don't dare risk cutting it wrong. I understand the principle of the math, but I appreciate being to line it up in person.

Measure thou twice, cutteth thou but once. Care in all things shalt save thee from waste and error.

I usually end up measuring twice, cutting once. Swearing several times, measuring three more times. Cutting one more time. Swear and start hitting things.

This sounds strangely familiar, followed by liberal application of a rubber mallet... Will post pics of my flooring project soon.

Actually I found that I was often more conservative than I needed to be and had to shave off a saw blade width or two.

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