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    Default Ornate scale archive

    Evening gents.
    I am working on a project to convert ornate scale designs of old into scalable vector files. These designs should not disappear entirely into history, not on my watch!

    If you have any complete sets, or even merely one intact side. Please add it to this thread for posterity, protect planning, and respectful recreation by those that come along later.

    Of course by later, I mean me, har.

    Once these things are converted, I'm telling myself I can figure out basic cam/CAD software and make accurate reproductions in a variety of materials.
    So to start the thread, these are my sole three pretty skins.
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    The one sided ones or half scales are the ones I'm most excited to see. I see the challenge of making an accurate reproduction set to restore the unrestorable a very cool carrot to chase..
    Thanks in advance for any pics you guys care to share.
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    I'll go through the scale box and see what I can see.
    By the way, you can use a quality computer scanner to make a two dimensional drawing from the scanner Adobe PDF file you create. The PDF will transfer as a scan drawing and you can do the cleanups in your CAD program with the line connect feature. My CAD has only the raster scan option which meant individually connecting hundreds of short segments when I needed a similar results for a project.
    Fun transformations.
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    Interesting project Mike, I got a few saved pictures for this thread.
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    I'm sure I got a few more, how about pressed horn scales?

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    Nice idea. I've got a few I can add when I get back home.
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    Awesome contributions Martin, and yes pressed horn, carved, or celluloid.
    Ornate is in the eye of the beholder so I'm open to behold whatever guys still are packing in their to do boxes or their rotations pride.
    As close to straight on, non angled pics as possible will allow for the best repos I think.
    They are all inspirations for creativity though so bring em on gents.
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    I came across 3 at an antique store, much like these, the other day. But they were selling them for triple what they should've been. ANGRY I was!!

    Beautiful scales fellas!
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    Make your life a little easier, download Autodesk 123d (Autodesk 123D Design). Take a couple of pictures (top, sides, obliques) and it will stick them into a 3d image that can be converted to vectors.

    And Adobe Illustrator is the easiest way to raster pictures into vector.
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    Ok, whos got the 3D printer?? I know someone here does.
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    Thanks Cris.
    I've been using Inkscape for a lot of my conversions, will check out 123d. Looks interesting.
    Cheers.
    And no 3d printers, in Orangeville at least. But I am almost finished the CNC router I've been working on as an upgrade to that little laser unit I have.
    These images will make terrific projects for that little rig once done. At least that's the plan.
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