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My first major project completed!
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Posted on Mon May 14, 2012 11:01 pm
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Made from 13,515 16g SWG 1/4" ID bright and anodized aluminum rings. Took me about 2 months or so to complete, working off and on. Measures roughly 2' x 2.5'.


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Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 12:01 am
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Very nice inlay Shadowfire19! I'm jealous... I've never had the patience to do a large inlay.


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Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 12:02 am
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That's pretty cool. Are you going to hang it on a wall?


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Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 1:27 am
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Awesome! Did you design the graphic?

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Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 1:31 am
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Thanks! I really didn't either. Smile I worked on it for about 6 weeks or so and then put it aside for 4 months while I played Star Wars. But since I'm done with that, I figured I'd finally complete something I started and knocked the final 1/3 out in about a week.

I plan on hanging it if I can figure out the best way to do it. Still thinking about how I want to do it.

Not my design. I found the image online and decided it looked pretty cool, so I figured I'd try it. I found another one that I'd like to do, but it'll be a monster and would probably take me freakin forever.

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Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 1:45 am
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Great choice of size though. The graphics detail isn't lost at all but it's still within reason.

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Posted on Wed May 16, 2012 5:06 am
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I agree with djgm. Your curves look pretty nice and I loved the detail of the overlapping lines so it really looked like the tail crossed over itself. Did you ever get burned out working on such a large piece?

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Posted on Wed May 16, 2012 11:26 am
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Oh yeah, I definitely had burn out. It would go something like this:

"I really need to work on the dragon."
*look at dragon*
"Uhh, no."

But when I finally decided to finish it, I think I did the last 38 rows in 2 days (at 30-45 min per 2 rows (one open, one closed)).

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Posted on Thu May 17, 2012 1:17 am
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That is a really cool inlay! I hope to start my first one soon!

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