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Old 06-12-2012, 12:05 AM
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Help drawing some flames ?

I'm working on a project for a friend but i seam to have lost my ability to
lay out flames.

Back story: A friend of mine is both a bartender and a VFF. She USED to
have a bottle opener similar to the "Flames Pattern - V-Rod Bottle
Opener" that can be found online.... That is until the night she left it on
the bar while some other VFF's were in for a drink .... and someone saw
fit to walk away with it.

Hope forward to about 3 weeks ago... Randomly in a dream of mine
someone was opening a bottle using a billet version of said bottle
opener. I love the idea and want to make one .... I just cant draw flames
to save my life anymore.

The flames on the examples below are basically ripped off from the
internet and for the life of me i cant manage to draw classic style flames
im happy with.

Flat layout: second set of flames shown in a very light grey


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I would like to pack 3 layers of flames in there. Ill have the basic bottle
opener cut from .187 with the center empty then have the 2 or 3 sets of
flames cut individually, stack them in the hole and weld it all up around
the edges

heres the basic pattern im working with. Turned the Pour spout tool
(keyhole) into just a normal finger hole to gain some working space. The random shape @ top center illustrates a 0.100 spacing between 2 lines, which is probably the practically limit on how close 2 lines of the flames can be in order to cut them properly.



Thanks guys !

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Are you asking us to draw flames for you
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Are you asking us to draw flames for you
Yes.

More specifically: I need 3 sets of flames (each different) to stack together as the center of a bottle opener.

I used to be able to draw flames pretty well ... but then i died. Now when i try to draw flames i feel like i have the art skills of a 5 year old

The major hangup is that all of the flame tips have to end someplace, either at the edge of teh opening or on another section of flame. If the tips are left floating in mid air its a skin / clothes hazard anytime it goes in or out of her pocket.

Heres what i have at the moment. the lines around the edges are just reference lines to try to keep the tips spread out.

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The major hangup is that all of the flame tips have to end someplace, either at the edge of teh opening or on another section of flame. If the tips are left floating in mid air its a skin / clothes hazard anytime it goes in or out of her pocket.
I have been drawing flames forever and in fact "The Flame" was a nick name of mine in school. But the "major hangup" is a serious one for me as I can't just lay them out as I usually do but have to think about it too much and I am doing some crappy work on this project for you.

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:47 PM
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I am a little confused on the requirements about where they have to end, can you go over that again?

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I believe he's saying the tips of the flames need to terminate somewhere; either the 'frame' or another 'crab claw' in the stack so that the entire profile remains smooth (no points to catch on the pocket liner).

Another thing to look at would be the 'bottle fly' butterfly knife with a bottle opener instead of a blade; handles closed it fits very smooth in the pocket; handles open and its a bottle opener...AND you can do cool tricks with them. A couple small ball bearings, flat plate for the opener and some steel bar stock. Just keep in mind the balance of the 'blade' vs the handles
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I'm a bit late, but if you still need flames I have several fonts I've made with different flames shapes. You're welcome to check them out - you should be able to easily find 3 variations to get the look you want...
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