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6'x6' MDO

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by juan45215, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. juan45215

    juan45215 Member

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    We are replacing a 6'x6' MDO sign. We haven't taken it down yet, but I can tell that it is a 4'x4' attached to a 4'x2'. I have called a few lumberyards, but no one has 6'x6' in one piece.

    Does anybody have an idea to fuse to pieces of MDO together?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    scab from behind?
     
  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    For a permanent solution that is smooth on both sides I slot then spline the seam. Hardwood spline plus polyurethane glue. No compensating for the "scab" on the back when you go to mount.

    I use this slotting cutter: CMT 822.364.11B
     
  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    ah yes. spline joint.
     
  5. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    you're best bet is the seamed panel... can make it out of 1-4x8sheet, even.
    I've also been known to do oversized MDO, by using twice as many sheets of 1/2 thickness of the desired product, and stagger the seams in the two layers before screwing/bonding together.

    most of the time, however, I just wrap the individual panels and leave it up to the install guys to worry about joining them during install. MUCH easier to get from shop to site.
     
  6. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    MDO stretcher...
     
  7. juan45215

    juan45215 Member

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    LOL. You could get rich off this.
     
  8. juan45215

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    Thanks everybody. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  9. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    either buscuits or if you have access to a table saw and dado blade, lap joints would be ideal, you could assemble and glue on site.
     
  10. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    +1 This is how I do it.
     
  11. fixtureman

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    I would use a wavy scarf joint but I have a cnc
     
  12. dukebrown

    dukebrown If they let me make it, they will come

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    Wow that sucks. I had a pita time finding a 5x10 in Houston 2 months ago. I would just make joint withthe router and then fill in the seam and add a glossy coat.
     
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