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    Question Question for you digital gurus.

    Alrighty...so I have a quick question if you don't mind. I am looking to get my self some custom subwoofer grilles (yes this does really belong in this section of the forum I promise). Well, I've been asking around and the nice people in sound and security tell me that if I go to a machine shop with a cnc machine, and give them a nice drawing of a grille, then they can scan it and the machine will cut it for me. Here is my problem. I can't draw for piss!! So I wanted to ask you guys a favor. If I draw a very rough design, are there some of you out there who would be willing to use photoshop or something to tweak it out and make it to scale so that I can have something trick to take to the shop. You can be creative and I promise that I will list your name as the designer of the grilles at any show or magazine coverage I ever get.

    What do you say...is this doable?

    Thanx for your time.

    =X=

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    lets see what you have in mind....

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    Awesome! I'll get a pic scanned in like tomorrow or something. Thanx for at least taking the time to look at it.

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    I'll help you out if I can.. :)

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    I'm and artist and I'll Be glad to help ya, how ever you would like it, hand drawn,3d scale,cad design,or a layered photoshop design,I can hook you up.

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    Well...hmmm...I'd kind of like to see it in some sort of 3d fashion just so that I can know what it's going to look like...but I am not really sure what format it is going to have to be in to scan into the cnc machine.

    You know...I was thinking. I said that you guys could be creative... so do you just want me to tell you what I want it to look like instead of scanning in a picture of a shitty drawing? All of you "artsy" types are going to be able to visaulize what will look nice much better than I will.

    =X=

    P.s. By the way, I really do appreciate the help.

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    xrated I'll get started on a few designs for ya,but do find out what format you will need it saved in so I'll know. It's really know big deal I can go back and change the format. I'll design you some diffferent looks to see what style you would like it in. PEACE

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    well let me tell you sort of what I was looking at. My Blazer is going to flamed, so if you could incorporate some fire like stuff that would be awesome...put I was wondering if you could incorporate the words JT CUSTOMZ in some sort of nice font... and feel free to incorporate your name on there somewhere.

    =X=

    Thanx again.

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    You hit the nail on the head, you must have read my mind.flames are what I do Best I'll hook up some stuff you'll really like.stay tuned,

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    If you are planning on letting a machine shop cut your
    grille. You will need to supply them with a 1:1 drawing in
    .DXF or .DWG format. These are standard design files.
    Oh yeah be prepared to pay ouy the @$$ for a one off part.

    Thanks,
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    How much...the guys in the sound and security forum seem to think it'll only run about $40 a grille.

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    I was just wondering is that the format you'll need, because only one of them looks familar to me. I can design it how you want it and also make a 3d rendering of how it should look, but whats got me a little worried now is the format and if I'll have the right one to save it in, because DXF & DWG are formats I dont use.I have tons of graphic tools/ PC & Mac, and I was just wondering is this a CADD formatt or An Industrail design format. (either way I'll draw you a design and show you what it will look like in 3d

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    Well...I'll tell you what. Let me actually talk to someone who runs a metal shop with a cnc machine and find out ; ) I emailed some guy from Florida from a place called billet and acrylics, and I'm just waiting on him to write me back.

    In the mean time, I would definitely be interested in seeing what this grille would look like in 3d. I'm really pretty excited : )

    Thank you for all of your help!!

    =X=

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    Sounds Good, I'm almost finished with the free hand drawing I'll post it soon. I havn't started on the 3D design yet I'll let you know when I'm done, Talk Soon.

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    It shouldn't cost too much. I clean the office at a local machine shop, where they do mostly big customers, but they sometimes do small thingy. The one worker made a Peguin playing hockey out of metal for his son. They make some funny things in their spare time, and I'm sure they don't cost a lot of $$$$.

    Nate

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