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post #151 of 412 Old 02-10-2013, 06:06 AM
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when the design is 100% finished, I will see what area is available to add things. The designers of these did not waste much real estate. When you pull off the surround, they look a lot bigger than the actual viewing area.

At this point, whatever room they left I'm sure it'll be fine to put some design into it. Can't wait!!! getting sick of my idiot light gauge, who needs a fuel gauge to take up 1/2 the dash...


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Some... better to not clutter these up to the point that they become hard to read. Ease of use in my mind comes before customization.

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Some... better to not clutter these up to the point that they become hard to read. Ease of use in my mind comes before customization.
Makes sense... Don't want to end up with something like this:

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Dont see a NRA sticker on it, i got extras...lol

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Sometimes... less is more. Thanks for that pic!

Just a status update. new machine arrived at the office, but Ive been out sick for a few days, some bug got me good. Its going to be a bit of catch up, but I hope to have calibration and whatnot worked out over the weekend.

Progress!

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Sometimes... less is more. Thanks for that pic!

Just a status update. new machine arrived at the office, but Ive been out sick for a few days, some bug got me good. Its going to be a bit of catch up, but I hope to have calibration and whatnot worked out over the weekend.

Progress!
Keep on truckin.

I'm not saying we should kill stupid people... Just get rid of all the warning labels...
If you find my comments to "infer" something, they don't. Go to hell.
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drool

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Im working on them

Got the machine software figured out and calibrated last night for general cutting. Getting it to work with my design software is the harder task, and one i am trying to tackle tonight and tomorrow.

(Also have 2 hubs to replace in the XJ to pass inspection, as well as a gunbash poster to work up, and a podcast to record... and not forget the wife's birthday. Busy week!)

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(Also have 2 hubs to replace in the XJ to pass inspection, as well as a gunbash poster to work up, and a podcast to record... and not forget the wife's birthday. Busy week!)
I'm guessing if you forget the wife's birthday, we won't be able to enjoy some nice instrument clusters, haha.

I'm getting more and more excited about these.

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Yeah, DONT forget the birthday...and remember she's a perpetual 24, like mine (if not, then I hear "You love your jeep more then me")

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Yeah, DONT forget the birthday...and remember she's a perpetual 24, like mine (if not, then I hear "You love your jeep more then me")
dont have that problem. trust me, this one is a keeper. She's older than I am, and likes to brag about it. And she likes her jeep, guns, and has no problem with just about anything I do

Got the calibration software worked out on the new cutter. I'll be cutting out a new set of gauges tonight as test pieces so I can work out the cut lines 100%, and get the reg down over the next few days.

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Im updating these step by step on the facebook page. If you would like to see them as they come up, hit us up and "Like".

https://www.facebook.com/AzzysDesignWorks

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Im updating these step by step on the facebook page. If you would like to see them as they come up, hit us up and "Like".

https://www.facebook.com/AzzysDesignWorks
I liked it. Can't wait to see some updates.
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