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    This sign went up a few months ago. Corafoam U-150, acrylic paints & 23karat gold leaf. The pictorial is a digital print, but was hand painted by my sidekick, from a really grainy photograph from 1880. Appleton Ontario, on the OTHER Mississippi River IMG_5222.JPG
    TR

    CAMaster MC4836 named Jemima
    Aspire 3.5
    Mach3
    CoreldrawX3
  • #2

    Beautiful work TR, as always.
    Bruce Page
    Retired Hobbyist
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    • #3

      Its nice to know you’re still making beautiful signs, TR. Thanks for sharing.
      Joe Garber
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      drummerjg@icloud.com


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      • #4

        TR, your work is inspiring.
        A few years ago you posted a sign you made for a wedding gift (Chard). I tried hard to find that post with the search feature here but it was from August 2018.
        I copied some of your design concepts from that sign and used them in a house number sign I made for a friend who just moved to North Carolina.
        Their last name starts with Z and the sign had to fit on a 10.5" wide column on the front porch. It's made from 1.5" thick HDU and boy do I love working with that stuff!
        I'll be taking it up to them when I visit for a house warming party in April. I'll post an update when we get it painted.
        Thanks again for the inspiration and keep up the fantastic work!
        Z_sign.jpg
        Pete
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        • #5

          Pete, that looks really nice. Do you want to jack it up another notch? You could do something like this ......
          My 7 yr old grandsons did the blue smalts background on this, under supervision, of course.
          All you need is some epoxy, something to tint it to the colour of the smalt, & a pencil with an eraser or a cork, for tamping the smalt into the epoxy.
          Black Beauty, medium sandblast media will do as a replacement for the glass smalts.
          613-929-9469 if you'd like a better explanation.
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          TR

          CAMaster MC4836 named Jemima
          Aspire 3.5
          Mach3
          CoreldrawX3

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          • #6

            Great idea. I have plenty of 1:1 clear casting resin I could use. I'll need to get hold of some glass smalts in a complimentary color.
            I love the background you had in the Chard piece but I didn't want to spend that much time on the texturing and it would probably have required doing the part in two layers also.
            This idea will make the background a lot more interesting.
            Thanks!!
            Pete
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            • #7

              The checkered texture in the background of Chard cuts very fast. & is easy to paint.
              The only thing challenging with Chard was handcarving the prismatic C. I handcarve a lot, so it was no challenge, but it would be for someone not used to using chisels.
              May I make one suggestion for future projects?
              You shouldn't make your pockets so deep. The "illusion of depth" is more effective than actual depth.
              Deep pockets generally offer insects a place to nest, & in humid climates, you'll get stuff growing in the cast shadows . Here, it's moss.
              If I have multiple "layers", I try to keep about 1/4" differential between one layer & the next.
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              TR

              CAMaster MC4836 named Jemima
              Aspire 3.5
              Mach3
              CoreldrawX3

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              • #8

                Fantastic as always Rodger. Mama sends her best.
                https://www.camheads.org/core/images...464%5B1%5D.gif Owner with Recoil



                Neal Meyers Jr
                Guyton Ga
                Aspire 4.0, WinCNC, Rhino, Autocad.

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                • #9

                  Originally posted by T.R.MacMunn View Post
                  ....You shouldn't make your pockets so deep...
                  Good advice and I totally agree.
                  I plan to "raise" that pocket by .5" using a casting resin layer so that the pocket with the smalts will only be .3" deep.
                  Thanks again.
                  Pete
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                  • #10

                    Spectacular sign as always. Wouldn't want to sell the file to that sandblasted-look background would you?
                    Wes
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                    • #11

                      GuitarWes ... there is no file for that texture..... that's actual sandblasting, through a Grainfraim. The best computer generated file I've found is in Sawatsky's textures, but it cuts slower than the second coming.
                      The one in Aspire works nice, but I don't know how to stop it from eroding the edges of the letters. I use a lot of scripts, so that's a pain in the arse to pocket them. So, for now I just do the real thing.
                      TR

                      CAMaster MC4836 named Jemima
                      Aspire 3.5
                      Mach3
                      CoreldrawX3

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                      • #12

                        Gotcha. Appreciate the reply. Been wanted a good sandblasted textured background but its a painfully slow toolpath. Pocketing and Inlaying the letters does well for me to get the texture all the way to the letter.
                        keep the pics of your beautiful work coming!
                        Wes
                        Elite CNC Routing & Woodworks on Facebook
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