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« on: February 13, 2010, 02:50:24 PM »


Today it was snowing in Denmark, so i decided to go out to the company where i work, and make some frames to some of the marquees i bought a long time ago.
And here its how its done (or the way i did it Wink )

First i found 2 wooden planks which i cut down to 20mm x 600mm:



The result:



Here is the irons that i used to cut a slit into the wood, that would hold the marquee:



Exactly 5mm! - the marquees waries a bit in thickness, from 3,5mm to 5mm...



The cutter tool mounted in the router:



Theres a mechanical tool that moves the wood into the spinning blade, so you dont risk cutting your fingers:



Did a short run on one of the boards to see if it was ok.... and it was:



The blade spinning at 3000 rpm, but the flash on the camera makes it freeze, quite cool!



Here it is again, from the top without flash:



When both "planks" was done i cut them with a big knife-cutter:



Closeup:



Nailed the corners:



First one done:



When i got home i removed the marquee...



so i could spray them:



the result..



Later today they will get a second coat of black, and i will mount some light in the boxes... i hope it will look cool....
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 03:07:18 PM »

wow, now that's what i call COOL Cool. please take some pics when lit and mounted to the wall. and some great machines you have there at your company!
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 03:35:15 PM »

Wow! Very cool! I've to do a similar job in order to display my Star Wars flyer, big size as you can see and back printed on a transparent glass  Wink  arrow



So your post will be useful  Kiss ... but I'll use a router to do the trench of course.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 03:39:00 PM »

wow! that is cool! wanna sell  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes hehe
Atm, im looking for decorations for my gameroom, would like a millenium falcon hanging from the ceiling above my cockpit, but those are a bit expensive!

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found a millenium falcon! hope i win it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 04:41:25 PM »

...didn't notice the Dr Pepper can' on that picture  Grin  arrow



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Did you see the last partnership video game related  Roll Eyes  arrow



...not especially a big EA fan, but it would be awesome to see a partnership with ... mhhh ... let's say NAMCO or SEGA  Roll Eyes Grin

found a millenium falcon! hope i win it!

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 07:58:22 PM »

Great !!

Why i havent got the idea before  Huh?

well done it's a very good idea and i'm sure the result will be nice
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 12:58:19 PM »

ordered this today

bought 5 39cm and 2 55cm ones
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 05:04:34 PM »

Almost finished, only missing the light inside the box...





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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 07:57:45 PM »

i'm a huge fan !!!!

put the light on !!!!!!!!!


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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 07:59:47 PM »

those are looking fantastic, michael! can't wait to see them with the lights on ...
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2010, 04:04:44 AM »

Beautiful way to display marquees.  I'll be copying this idea in the spring  Grin.
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2010, 09:25:51 PM »

This might be cool to add too:

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=123999
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