Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Snowflake Cutout size?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ft. Mitchell, KY (Cincinnati Area)
    Posts
    3,923
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Snowflake Cutout size?

    What size is a good size for Snowflakes. I want to animate them similar to Holdman's and others I have seen. They don't look that big, but I know that sometimes it can be deceiving when they are mounted 15 feet in the air.

    I need to finalize my design for the CNC. My first DIYC project for the CNC will be to cutout many Snowflakes out of PVC Sheet (Trovicel, Sintra,Komatex,etc.) I want to make sure I build it big enough to handle these cutouts.

    Any other input or advice on cutouts in general or Hobby CNC is also welcomed.
    [COLOR="#A52A2A"][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=3][B]Dark Yard again for 2017 [/B][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
    [COLOR="#008000"][SIZE=2] Still searching for more Time and Money[/SIZE][/COLOR]
    [COLOR="BLUE"][URL="https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyChristmas"]Display Facebook Page[/URL][/COLOR]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    895
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Snowflake Cutout size?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjburns31 View Post
    What size is a good size for Snowflakes. I want to animate them similar to Holdman's and others I have seen. They don't look that big, but I know that sometimes it can be deceiving when they are mounted 15 feet in the air.

    I need to finalize my design for the CNC. My first DIYC project for the CNC will be to cutout many Snowflakes out of PVC Sheet (Trovicel, Sintra,Komatex,etc.) I want to make sure I build it big enough to handle these cutouts.
    Any other input or advice on cutouts in general or Hobby CNC is also welcomed.
    The only "big enough" CNC is the one that "JUST" fits in the garage (without all that extraneous stuff like mowers, cars, etc...)

    I'm planning on modding a "Joe's 2006"...


    Longfellow said that in this world a man must be either anvil or hammer.
    But some are neither, they are merely bellows.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ft. Mitchell, KY (Cincinnati Area)
    Posts
    3,923
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Snowflake Cutout size?

    I would love a big one, but I am running out of space. I still haven't figured out where I will store the Mini trees and other non-collapsable display items.

    I have been doing this long enough to know that the cost of Hobby CNC increases exponentially with those kinds of sizes. I made that mistake already and it forced me to stop my build a few years ago because I couldn't afford the Steppers or Power Supply. Right now, I want to focus on building the fastest version os the smallest size I require. I believe I'm going to build it with a 20x40 cutting size. It will have a 2' x 4' footprint.
    [COLOR="#A52A2A"][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=3][B]Dark Yard again for 2017 [/B][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
    [COLOR="#008000"][SIZE=2] Still searching for more Time and Money[/SIZE][/COLOR]
    [COLOR="BLUE"][URL="https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyChristmas"]Display Facebook Page[/URL][/COLOR]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Middle Earth
    Posts
    2,264
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Snowflake Cutout size?

    These ones are 23" across and look pretty fantastic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1wWglNpcXM
    [B][FONT=Arial]stell[COLOR="#FF0000"]a[/COLOR][COLOR="#008000"]s[/COLOR][COLOR="#0000CD"]c[/COLOR]apes[/FONT][/B] - LED lighting solutions for the Prosumer, Commercial and Entertainment Industries.
    Doing pixels first since 2009 with [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAt6A98lXQw"]just another megatree.[/URL]
    Follow us on Facebook at [url]www.facebook.com/stellascapes[/url]
    web: [url]www.stellascapes.com[/url]

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ft. Mitchell, KY (Cincinnati Area)
    Posts
    3,923
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Snowflake Cutout size?

    Funny MPH, I had already saved your post about the snowflakes in my favorites. It was very similar to whaat I had in my head. Of course, I'm not looking to do RGB one's, but that would be cool.

    btw, yours look great. How did you cut yours? CNC, manually?
    [COLOR="#A52A2A"][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=3][B]Dark Yard again for 2017 [/B][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]
    [COLOR="#008000"][SIZE=2] Still searching for more Time and Money[/SIZE][/COLOR]
    [COLOR="BLUE"][URL="https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyChristmas"]Display Facebook Page[/URL][/COLOR]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Middle Earth
    Posts
    2,264
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Snowflake Cutout size?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjburns31 View Post
    Funny MPH, I had already saved your post about the snowflakes in my favorites. It was very similar to whaat I had in my head. Of course, I'm not looking to do RGB one's, but that would be cool.

    btw, yours look great. How did you cut yours? CNC, manually?
    CNC machine.
    [B][FONT=Arial]stell[COLOR="#FF0000"]a[/COLOR][COLOR="#008000"]s[/COLOR][COLOR="#0000CD"]c[/COLOR]apes[/FONT][/B] - LED lighting solutions for the Prosumer, Commercial and Entertainment Industries.
    Doing pixels first since 2009 with [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAt6A98lXQw"]just another megatree.[/URL]
    Follow us on Facebook at [url]www.facebook.com/stellascapes[/url]
    web: [url]www.stellascapes.com[/url]

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Itasca, IL
    Posts
    225
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Snowflake Cutout size?

    I think Holdmans are 24". I use 8 12" and 4 18" on mine and looks good. Next year I will do an all 12" and the original one I have.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •