Léon the PROfessional finally arrived!


So Léon arrived on the evening of the 14th (got the golden email on 10/24 and the shipping email on 11/11). I can say it had all 4 handles and the box was in fairly good shape, one corner was a little crumpled and some small scratches and tears here and there.
I got it set up in about 30-40 minutes, no real hiccups.

So what have I been doing all this time?

First project:

(The sticker I serendipitously found this past Saturday at the AWESOME Designer-Con here in lovely Pasadena)

Second project:

I said to myself: “You cut a founder’s ruler, now you’re a pro! You can cut a 3-color acrylic sign as a gift to your wife for believing that your purchase from 2 years ago would someday arrive.”
Note to self: Figure out kerf a little bit better before attempting anything like this again!
Ps.: I hate acrylic cement!! :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: It’s WAY too liquid, it goes all over the place and then you have to sand and polish the acrylic to fix the marring it caused… :rage: :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: :rage:

Third project:

K2-SO on black cardstock.
(Need to use a better quality image, compression artifacts caused the blurrines…)

Fourth project:

Skull and crossbones 3D engrave on :proofgrade: thick acrylic, don’t like the banding. Also I should’ve had the top most part be light gray instead of white, so that all of the engrave looks frosted.

Fifth project:

Lon Chaney as the Phantom of the Opera, on :proofgrade: maple plywood.

I’m so enjoying my time with Léon! :grin:


Congrats and thanks for sharing your projects.


Nice start! The best way to learn is by doing.


Wow, that’s jumping in with a vengeance! :smile:
(Love them all…maybe the phantom and hummingbird best…acrylic inlay is really finicky.)


Tell me about it!!
I had to cut like 3 different sets of the purple and the green, and in the end it was mix and match…


BTW You have to zoom into the Phantom, but I used this method and it gave me a neat effect:


Awesome name and awesome projects! Congrats!


Leon is one of my favorite movies. It’s so well done.


Love all the characters, they’re all quirky in different ways…



Very nice!
Regarding the banding, @takitus and @mpipes both explored technique to mitigate surface texture. Defocus and solvent polishing, respectively.
Both achieved a significant improvement.