What should I cut out what should I leave?

This is going to be my next venture I guess. My son is a freshman at Seton Hill and this is their mascot if you will. His birthday is at the end of January figured I’d get him something he could hang in his dorm room. The actual logo is very detailed and the Griffin seems to be a lot more friendly. However my question is any suggestions what I would cut out or what I would leave? What is the proper way to determine?


Thanks in advance

Seems like a cool challenge and thoughtful gift.

An SVG of the Griffin (seems super clean)


I found a SVG of the second image


In fusion360 I made it to into a DXF

LF seton Hill Griffens.dxf (1.2 MB)

In both there is a lot of points and double lines but still usable.

These import small.

What overall sized were you thinking?

Were you thinking a multilayered piece?

I see it as what you cut out is up to you (or the customer). This will be a cool piece when it’s done. I use F360 and when I think it have what I want, I will extrude it to simulate the finished part. Then make changes as needed. Sometimes I take the “less work” route because my brain starts to overheat and I’m over thinking things. But that’s just me.

Finished size was thinking just under 2’x2’ or what it scaled in the tall direction after making it almost 2’ wide. (Only used half the table so far, dammed it up to keep the fluid in one side)

I actually didn’t even think to make multi layer, that would make much more sense I think. I do tend to over do it, knowing he cannot put an anchor into the wall there I’ve got to keep weight in mind hahaaa. I was thinking 14 or 16 G.

The extrusion is a fantastic idea as I totally understand the brain hurt. I even developed a lower eyelid twitch on this project so far.

For now I have to walk away, sleep on it. The Fusion and Inkscape are proving to be a real thorn in my side, BUT I refuse to throw in the towel. I am going to have to keep a book when I do something right, it’ll be short :thinking:. One day I hope to be proficient in these tools so I can give back in a technical aspect like so many of you.


Man, I’ve been there before!!

Got me rolling on the floor with that one!!! Thanks for the laugh!!

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