Dyed Discs Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Mazza. I am in Hillsboro. about 22 mins from Hornings Hideout. The disc I am dyeing now isnt the Ganja one. that is still in the drawing phase. This one is a glow disc with Vic Rattlehead on it, looking great.

    I get more precision when i hold just a blade in my hand. I have tried exacto's and pen knifes. doesnt have the right feel in my hand.
    All I want for Christmas is Sharpies and Rit Dye!!!!

    Comment


    • Originally posted by Trozzle!!! View Post
      Mazza. I am in Hillsboro. about 22 mins from Hornings Hideout. The disc I am dyeing now isnt the Ganja one. that is still in the drawing phase. This one is a glow disc with Vic Rattlehead on it, looking great.

      I get more precision when i hold just a blade in my hand. I have tried exacto's and pen knifes. doesnt have the right feel in my hand.
      Have you thought about wearing a glove on the parts of your hand not holding the blade? Say, modifying a latex impregnated jersey glove as those are fairly cut resistant. Also with a sharper blade you are less likely to cut yourself (but probably already knew that).
      Throw What You Know.
      "Gravity, she's a harsh mistress." -The Tick
      PDGA# 45989

      Comment


      • Originally posted by TYVEK View Post
        wouldnt that be just awesome if ended up being in like kentucky or some way far away place!!!!! with you being all ready to just hop in and drive!
        my wife is from kentucky....so it would end up being a vaction

        Comment


        • Originally posted by TYVEK View Post
          why do hold the blade in your hand? ive tried that a little just to experiment and found that i lost alot of precision that i had with a regular exacto. with the 360 exacto i have even gotten greater precision with my lines and cuts. just seems to me if your actually cutting yourself while trying to cut the vinyl, thats not really worth it. no amount of your own blood makes the design any cooler.
          may not be cooler....but more pricer

          Comment


          • Originally posted by Trozzle!!! View Post
            Starting to like the idea of a machine more and more with my latest dye. cut my finger 3 times already holding this damn razor blade in my hand. no I dont use a pen knife, just hold a blade in my hand.
            I take back what I said. You're not Paul Bunyan with an axe, you're a damn caveman! Ever thought of just using a chisel like those Maori tattoo artists?

            The Paul Bunyan position is available only to those who have mastered the art of using utensils.

            I can see a few benefits to your method, though- when the blade gets dull you can just snap off the end and viola, a new blade. I can also believe the extra precision argument, but once you got used to a pen-type razor I'm sure you'd find no difference in the degree of detail achieved.
            The only thing miraculous about ICP is the fact that their children look like them...

            Comment


            • I did my first 6 or so with a razor blade, but I wrapped the end I held in a paper towel.
              Whenever I see a matress on top of a car, I think it's a prostitute making a house call!

              Comment


              • I've done a lot of precision modeling (played Warhammer 40k) and I have to say the I have never handheld a blade and my models came out just fine. Using an X-acto type knife is (to me) just like using a pen or pencil, something a lot of us do daily and have been doing since we were very young. But, to each his own.
                Throw What You Know.
                "Gravity, she's a harsh mistress." -The Tick
                PDGA# 45989

                Comment


                • The latest is done. Pulling off the last of the masking now. pic coming soon.
                  All I want for Christmas is Sharpies and Rit Dye!!!!

                  Comment


                  • Here it is:



                    It is a glow disc, and here is the best pic i could get using my shitty camera and a blacklight

                    All I want for Christmas is Sharpies and Rit Dye!!!!

                    Comment


                    • Super Sweet!!! Another bad ass dye job!
                      Thanks man.
                      Nihilists! F@#$ me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

                      Comment


                      • Pro Destroyer

                        Whenever I see a matress on top of a car, I think it's a prostitute making a house call!

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by Kris C View Post
                          Pro Destroyer

                          Kris "sharky" the Great White shark looks cool. I will let Susie know you've got it done. Thanks buddy!! Take care, TW

                          Comment


                          • Man, there's been a bunch of nice dyes being posted, I feel like I'm slacking a bit. I've been preoccupied with motorcycle maintenance, perhaps a bike-themed dye is in order.

                            Trozzle, (!!!) you should give the pen xacto another shot. Give me 5 dyes of your time, force yourself to use it and cut out some sweet stuff. I bet you'll come around. Just make sure you pick up this shape:


                            Actually, I'll ship you a couple to sweeten the deal...
                            What do you say?
                            The only thing miraculous about ICP is the fact that their children look like them...

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by ChUcK View Post
                              Man, there's been a bunch of nice dyes being posted, I feel like I'm slacking a bit. I've been preoccupied with motorcycle maintenance, perhaps a bike-themed dye is in order.

                              Trozzle, (!!!) you should give the pen xacto another shot. Give me 5 dyes of your time, force yourself to use it and cut out some sweet stuff. I bet you'll come around. Just make sure you pick up this shape:


                              Actually, I'll ship you a couple to sweeten the deal...
                              What do you say?
                              Why do you like this shaped blade more than the regular triangle pointed one?
                              Whenever I see a matress on top of a car, I think it's a prostitute making a house call!

                              Comment


                              • aaaand the blades could be accompanied by one of my few frisbees that don't have tattoos yet...


                                edit: The #11 blade, that long right triangle shape, tends to bend when I go around curves. The blade would try to go off in its own direction to compensate for the twisting which made for bent lines, and I like to get smooth, curvy cuts. The 16 holds its shape during the cut, so I can twist the pen and cut a smooth curve without any unnecessary angles in the middle.

                                That's one thing I tried to develop after seeing a plotter blade in action, the twisting of the pen in my fingers, similar to the cigarette rolling motion. A plotter blade pivots freely and smoothly while cutting, unlike a pen in hand. So, while cutting a curve, I try to mimic the plotter blade by twisting the pen as I drag it. Ideally the blade is always parallel to the cut. Even curves as small as 1/8" can be done without kinks if you spin the knife around fast enough.

                                Not with the 11 blades, though. They don't respect my authority and go off in their own directions so I said "good riddance."
                                Last edited by ChUcK; November 22nd, 2010, 07:37 AM.
                                The only thing miraculous about ICP is the fact that their children look like them...

                                Comment

                                Announcement Announcement Module
                                Collapse
                                No announcement yet.
                                Working...
                                X