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Old 12-11-2009, 08:35 AM
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I envy the guys with plotters...cutting by hand is just a lot of painful work but worth it still
Eh, The more you do it the easier/quicker it becomes. For most things if I had a choice between plotter or hand I would still choose by hand, I prefer it that way. I feel like it gives a sense of accopmlishment when you see every little detail of the disc through to create something absolutely unique.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:32 AM
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Eh, The more you do it the easier/quicker it becomes. For most things if I had a choice between plotter or hand I would still choose by hand, I prefer it that way. I feel like it gives a sense of accopmlishment when you see every little detail of the disc through to create something absolutely unique.
even though I have a plotter, I would agree with that. My favorite discs are the ones I cut by hand, just because they are irreplacable.

That said, I wouldn't trade my plotter for anything.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:25 AM
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I have really bad OCD so while cutting by hand provides more satisfation and character to the disc, i panic real bad when it isnt symetrical....maybe i should just freehand stuff and that wouldnt make as much of a problem with me.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:54 AM
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If you can freehand I say do it! I modify pretty much everything I do in photoshop till it fits my style and works for me.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:31 PM
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I don't dye but this would be cool. PM me if someone wants to do one for me.
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:56 PM
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My suggestion to you to make it that dirty look is to use an acetone/dye mix and a sponge. Make sure you do it an a well ventilated area!

I'm actually doing a death star on my new boss... My very first dye was a vader on a boss - and i just lost that one in a lake so I gotta do new an improved!
Don't worry, man, I had a good eye on it and plan on taking a little swim in the Spring.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:24 PM
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Don't worry, man, I had a good eye on it and plan on taking a little swim in the Spring.
Thanks man!! I bet you'll find all sorts of stuff in there!
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:39 PM
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Anybody ever do Ouroboros (the snake eating its own tail)?
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:34 PM
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:46 PM
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Eh, The more you do it the easier/quicker it becomes. For most things if I had a choice between plotter or hand I would still choose by hand, I prefer it that way. I feel like it gives a sense of accopmlishment when you see every little detail of the disc through to create something absolutely unique.
Well said.

Especially lately, I've been feeling great through the whole process. It's the feeling of those simple accomplishments all hobbyists experience when they put their time and effort into creating something worth all that time and effort.

We all know what it's like to get to "know" a disc, to have it break in over months of play and learn exactly what it's going to do when you throw it.
When I throw one of my dyes, I "feel" the disc, the energy I put into making it unique, and I feel like I "know" the disc better.

And since most of my best dyes have gone to friends, they tell me how much they love their discs, and the experiences they have with them.

If I had a plotter, I could dye the Sistine Chapel on my discs, but I like working freehand, it's an exercise in patience and very rewarding.
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