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Snowflakes - made in home

Discussion in 'Cutouts, Wire Frames & Motifs' started by Gian Piero, Aug 11, 2018.

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  1. Gian Piero

    Gian Piero New Elf

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    After many hours spent hours and hours watching fantastic bright displays, plans of beautiful objects, I came across this wonderful forum where I found people always available and courteous, even when the questions were really endless .......
    I would like to share with someone like me who has just started and wants to somehow enrich their Christmas display without spending a fortune .......

    The first step was to realize the design of my snowflake through a CAD program. Subsequently I moved to the processing of the same with a CAD / CAM program for the generation of the utensil given in meal after my CNC pantograph.


    As soon as the CNC finished cutting the plexiglass sheet, I removed the chips and passed the sandpaper in order to make the cut shape not sharp.
    Subsequently I moved to mount the leds and connectors so you can put more than one in sequence.


    View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HqrSTwVFnOn8ObXN2cO_iTC3OvCzK5CJ/view?usp=sharing


    After about 8 hours of work, the result is the following

    View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jQsNpDxyConeVzrMXR6L65MGWsXKVICW/view?usp=sharing



    View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aw1Dy4mOFBd0JW4WyBCijrX_oUrds09U/view?usp=sharing



    View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s7dUJMY4negY4BqWhbTNi9nBvH2NhUkK/view?usp=sharing



    View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C4XeNzEeA2IeL8LklkIr1bh3gwguXNaY/view?usp=sharing



    View: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E81jFu0IU_SNBIQPbUm7ZZfMnisTiOa6/view?usp=sharing



    I hope it can be useful to those who have now started this wonderful hobby.

    Good lights to everyone!

    Gian Piero
     
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    Ellis Naughty Elf Generous Elf

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    Nice work Gian, they look great!
     
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    Very nice. Plexiglass? Interesting.
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    Nice work Gian! That material almost makes it look like ice, so even when not lit up during the day will look great :)
     
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    Verb75 New Elf Generous Elf

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    That looks really good. Well done.
     
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    Gian Piero

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    Yes!
    I had panels previously used to close the windows of the building site to prevent the water from entering, and when I put the windows in order not to throw them I thought to recycle them by making snowflakes.


    :)
     
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    yes absolutely, a effect beautiful
     
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    Well done ! Congratulations in re-using/ recycling the plexiglass.
    They look very effective. A beautiful effect using the plexiglass to look like ice.
    I really like the shape.
     
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    Gian Piero

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    thanks for the compliment
     
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