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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2009, 09:32:23 PM »
Rich, how did you get the writing and art work dark?

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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2009, 09:40:33 PM »
DMT, or dmt?  Right or left handed?
Not a prob Phil.....

For some reason, the new bars retain the black oxide finish within the etchings better than the ones I was cutting by hand before.  Same 6061-T6 aluminum, but sheet stock now instead of 2" bar stock.  Oh well, I like it better 'cause it makes the etching "pop".  ;D
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2009, 10:08:26 PM »
thanks rich i was going to put a pic up but i haven't played around with how to load pics here yet. im going to scratch it up tomorrow
phil

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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2009, 12:14:30 PM »
I have to have at least one maybe more?  Did you get my pm?  If not, please pm me.
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Phil, I'm jealous
Rob, it's aluminum oxide left in the grooves after the electro-chemical etching process.  It can be buffed off with scotchbrite pads, but I've been leaving it there lately.

Everyone else that's PM'd me, your PM's have been returned with how much and where to send the mulah.  I start customizing the bars in the order that I receive the payments, takes a day or two to etch them, and then they're out in the mail......
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2009, 12:17:10 PM »
Rich when you started all this did you think it was going to be so successful and such a bang.
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2009, 02:22:12 PM »
Rich when you started all this did you think it was going to be so successful and such a bang.

It started out as a gag prize to donate for the 2nd Big Ab-Big Ling tourney.  I made 2, but I dicked the 1st one up so bad I had to keep it for myself (still using it today).



To date, I've now done close to 70 of these bars.  I have a few that hold a special place on my favorites list, due to sentimental value, or if it was for a special friend, or a monentous occasion, etc.

I got a request the other day, and I gotta' say.....

.....this one ranks up in my top 5 all time favorites: :D
(thanks for the new avitar Mike)
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2009, 02:26:56 PM »
all I see is a box with a red x
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2009, 03:19:11 PM »
Weird, I see both pictures.
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2009, 03:36:12 PM »
weird now I see them !
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2009, 03:50:43 PM »
Great avitar choice,  Rich!

Send any royalty checks to the Bucket of Sand Brigade, united to payback the three stooge lap dogs of the north central coast BRTF!

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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2009, 04:13:37 PM »
Some more completed (you know who you are):







(one of these is a left-handed bar ;))











...and quite possibly one of my personal favorite logos so far.....
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2009, 04:17:15 PM »
Stacy's went out yesterday:

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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2009, 11:58:21 PM »
Thanks a bunch Rich.  I plan on scratching mine up next weekend.

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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2009, 03:02:48 PM »
Here's one I made for another buddy that's done right by me on a lot of orders in the past
(I guess it's o.k. to post his phone # since it's on his website):
 
 

 
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Re: Big A$$ Ab Bars
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2009, 06:54:24 PM »
Received my two bars in the mail today, sweet.  The bars look and feel great, can't wait to put one to use.  Thanks again Rich for a prompt, quality product.  Matt, thanks for the name change--keeping the witness protection system alive :glasses9:

 

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