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L2wis 10th July 2007, 14:19 Quote
great article!!!
Hugo.B 10th July 2007, 14:24 Quote
Rather disgusting examples used for the acrylic there.


H.B.
pejcaofrito 10th July 2007, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Rather disgusting examples used for the acrylic there.


H.B.

But Jack Daniel's one is sooooo cool!
[WP@]WOLVERINE 10th July 2007, 14:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Rather disgusting examples used for the acrylic there.


H.B.

disgusting? In what way?
Fod 10th July 2007, 14:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by pejcaofrito
But Jack Daniel's one is sooooo cool!

too right. in fact it is making me reconsider the colour of p180 i will buy.

will probably chicken out of doing the etch myself (i'll find someone with a laser engraver most likely), but daaaaamn.
[WP@]WOLVERINE 10th July 2007, 14:59 Quote
Since you all seem to like the Jacked P180 its worth mentioning that its not just one side thats done its both sides and the front. The case is sold but heres a link to a gallery that shows the entire case

http://www.sweclockers.com/album/?id=478
KMS-oul 10th July 2007, 15:00 Quote
Great article and it's great Bit is going a little bit back to it routes. Magnus is a talanted guy and it's sweet he's sharing the knowledge. Some of the stuff looks like it was lasered on. However I wouldnt be able to atempt anything in the article as my hands shake more than Pet Docherty's when he's gone cold turkey:(.
DougEdey 10th July 2007, 15:16 Quote
Love the Jacked front panel. Looks gorgeous. My sister has a mirror which looks similar.
Hugo.B 10th July 2007, 15:42 Quote
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disgusting? In what way?
Some people aren't so keen on inverted pentagrams,
being as they are symbols of Satanism and witchcraft.


H.B.
Darv 10th July 2007, 15:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Some people aren't so keen on inverted pentagrams,
being as they are symbols of Satanism and witchcraft.


H.B.

But how is that any different to say a crucifix, star of David etc. Or is it one rule for some and one for others :?

Great guide though. I've done a few engraves in acrylic before, but nothing nearly as large / complicated ;)
ElThomsono 10th July 2007, 15:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Some people aren't so keen on inverted pentagrams,
being as they are symbols of Satanism and witchcraft.


H.B.

Not any more mate, nowadays they mean "I'm a bit goth and probably like heavy metal".

Love the JD case, way more work than I'd be willing to go to though.
Mankz 10th July 2007, 15:48 Quote
Top article!
greensabbath 10th July 2007, 15:51 Quote
With this article I can finally tackle my Scarlett Johansson case. I still want a Heidi Klum case out of you Magnus :D Oh, nice article btw :)
Hugo.B 10th July 2007, 15:56 Quote
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But how is that any different to say a crucifix, star of David etc. Or is it one rule for some and one for others
Same rule for all: if you use symbolism there's a strong chance of it already having pagan roots.


H.B.
[WP@]WOLVERINE 10th July 2007, 15:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Some people aren't so keen on inverted pentagrams,
being as they are symbols of Satanism and witchcraft.


H.B.

Well since i am a 100% Aeteist and dont belive that there is a God or a Devil either for that matter and witchcraft falls in to the same category. The only evil in that symbol is what you put in to it. I would never choose Nazi symbols for example even if i would think that it was a beautiful symbol because it represents something real and not just folklore. But religion to me is just fairytales and no more real than Elves and hobbits so i will continue using them. Some may think that im over reacting now but ive been the target of religious nuts befor who have even told me that i would end up in hell becasue of my engravings and its getting a bit old. Keep religion out of my work plz.
KMS-oul 10th July 2007, 16:00 Quote
Let's get back on topic and not crap on this thread.
Da Dego 10th July 2007, 16:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Same rule for all: if you use symbolism there's a strong chance of it already having pagan roots.


H.B.
I normally don't step into these conversations, but I have to here. If you're acknowledging pretty much all come from "pagan" roots (which is largely, though not entirely true), then what's the problem? Or is this just being a whingeing PC git for the sake of it?

For those needing a history lesson, the "inverted" pentagram was simply misapplied to satanism (not even initially used by) for its frequent occurrence in 'magical' and 'occult' (read: belief in metaphysical energies not directly attributable to the Christian idea of God) literature.

If that somehow offends you, I apologize - please go burn a medieval history book for me and we'll all feel better.
Bindibadgi 10th July 2007, 16:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by [WP@]WOLVERINE
I would never choose Nazi symbols for example even if i would think that it was a beautiful symbol because it represents something real and not just folklore.

For reference, the Nazi's hijacked the swastica and associated it with their nightmare regime, yet it's still widely used in Asia because of it's thousands of years of buddist roots. It's actually a sign of protection, not Nazism.

Like you say, people associate whatever feeling they want with certain symbols (or colours, or images). There's no right or wrong unless they're used in aggression against others.
Da Dego 10th July 2007, 16:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by KMS-oul
Let's get back on topic and not crap on this thread.
Hells_Bliss 10th July 2007, 16:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hugo.B
Rather disgusting examples used for the acrylic there.


H.B.

oh my god, i agree! a Zonda of all things? GROSS!!! :P

as to the satanism, pentagrams etc... I call bullshit. There are many applications of the pentagram that have nothing whatsoever to do with "satanism" Case in point: My Fraternity's symbol is the Star and Crescent http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ksstarandcrescent.gif and trust me it has nothing to do with satanism.
;)
Brett89 10th July 2007, 16:31 Quote
That Jack Daniels P180 has me looking at my P182 with longing eyes. But that'll never happen. Great article.
Ramble 10th July 2007, 16:55 Quote
Nice one.
I'm still not artistic enough to bother though, I'd just end up ruining it.
Delphium 10th July 2007, 16:56 Quote
Dam you guys are a dab handy with a nice works :)

That JD case is just made of WIN

Great article!!
Delphium 10th July 2007, 16:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ramble
Nice one.
I'm still not artistic enough to bother though, I'd just end up ruining it.

I feel that, by the time i've had finished I would have probably etched the entire side off, trying to cover up any mistakes I make LOL.
capnPedro 10th July 2007, 17:05 Quote
Am I... Am I really going to do it? Yes. Here goes... will I..
\w/
Oh, I thew the horns! I threw the horns. Hope I don't offend anyone.


But seriously.
Awesome article. I'd love to know what the experts think of the Dremel engraver.
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