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Old 06-05-2011, 01:13 PM
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Some of my undergrad industrial design students were tasked with creating the decor for a big gala being thrown for the big money donors. I was called in at the beginning to supervise... but said ..."these guys passed my class, you don't need me".

The skyline is 20 panels of 1/4" mdf, painted black and lit from behind.

The hanging fixture is 1/2" acrylic milled (i think) with maps of the campus... and LEDs set into the grooves. Very cool effect. And a BIG hit.



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Old 06-05-2011, 06:19 PM
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Beautiful, Craig. And I love the centerpieces, too. What was the theme?

I'm guessing that Bowclamps aren't all of your life - apparently you have some other existence as a teacher. What? Where? Who? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:26 PM
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Thanks Peter,

Yes, the students did the center-pieces as well. But I can't take credit for them. I teach CNC at Montclair State U... my old alma (tow)mater. Half my students are advanced undergrad industrial design, and half MFA's. Gets me out of the shop.
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Thanks Peter,

Yes, the students did the center-pieces as well. But I can't take credit for them. I teach CNC at Montclair State U... my old alma (tow)mater. Half my students are advanced undergrad industrial design, and half MFA's. Gets me out of the shop.
I go clear back to the "tab sequential" and "Friden Flexowriter" days & I taught CNC programming & machine operation in the evenings back in the 90's. As Forest Gump says "I've worn lots of shoes".
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That's impressive! The skyline idea looks amazing. Really set the ambiance.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:56 PM
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Had to google that one Ron... but yup. Sure enough. That's the one. Punch tape, the whole deal. 'Twas the mid 80's for me tho. But rest assured... NONE of those skills are relevant today.
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Had to google that one Ron... but yup. Sure enough. That's the one. Punch tape, the whole deal. 'Twas the mid 80's for me tho. But rest assured... NONE of those skills are relevant today.
How's this for relevant-NOT -- I used to be able to read both EIA and ASCII punched tape, patch a section & re-punch (corrections) with a hand punch. Now where did I lay that slide rule...
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How's this for relevant-NOT -- I used to be able to read both EIA and ASCII punched tape, patch a section & re-punch (corrections) with a hand punch. Now where did I lay that slide rule...
I have mine in the pencil drawer of my shop... in a leather holster
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I have mine in the pencil drawer of my shop... in a leather holster
I took the batteries out of mine because I don't use it very often...
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I have mine in the pencil drawer of my shop... in a leather holster
I took the batteries out of mine because I don't use it very often...
Uh, Ron, so now you are calling that battery-powered thing-a-ma-jig a "leather holster?" Or, am I just not following along carefully enough?
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