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Another hand carved HDU sign. (with gilding)

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by signmeup, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    N'other one done. The thing is 8 x 5 feet, single sided. The main structure is 2 x 4 pressure treated lumba with Alupanel skins. The lettered bit is 1" HDU glued on to the main panel. It's a pretty shade of orangy coral red but it took 9 coats to cover. One of those things that I kept thinking one more coat will cover it up and I should have just painted it grey and started over but oh well...

    Adrian
     

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  2. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Beautiful! It's clean, legible, crisp and very well executed....But that's what you always do anyway :)
     
  3. Marlene

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    that's really pretty
     
  4. Stanton

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    Except for the kerning between the F and A ...

    that is art.
     
  5. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    That looks great - nice work!

    I wish I knew how to do that kind of work. It seems like it would be pretty satisfying.
     
  6. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    didn't even notice the kerning until it was mentioned, but it still looks just fine for a GREAT piece of work!
    nice job :thumb:
     
  7. nikdoobs

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    nice work
     
  8. Gino

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    :thumb:
     
  9. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    hand carved... that's impressive!
     
  10. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks for the positive reviews guys. What's this "kerning" you speak of...
    (The sign is meant to be viewed from the far left.)


    :rolleyes:

    The "Willowdale" font is ghostbusters BTW. (you have to change out the "O's".)
     
  11. neato

    neato Very Active Member

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    That's a great looking sign. I love the shape.
     
  12. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks Philip!
     
  13. rjpjr

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    Always glad to see your work Adrian. :thumb:
    Stick around a while and inspire a few people!!
     
  14. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    Class act sign from a class act guy!
     
  15. Stanton

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    Sign people are NOT normal. :smile:
     
  16. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    Beautiful work... :notworthy: What paint did you use on it?
     
  17. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    I resemble that remark....:toasting:
     
  18. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    That's 9 coats of Pittsburgh semigloss latex house and trim. Like I said.. I shudda used tinted primer. It dried fast for a red latex though. The black, white and burgundy are Rustoleum latex. Fantastic stuff but only a few stock colours. (I mixed the burgundy) Go try some... you can shower me with thank-you gifts later.
     
  19. RJ California

    RJ California Active Member

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    That is a proud addition to your already exceptional portfolio. Great work!
     
  20. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    It's like old home week! Thanks Rjpjr, James, Kott, Gino, Gypsy, Marlene, Bob, Mike, Philip, Pat and RJ.
     
  21. Salmoneye

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    What do you use to sand the inside of your carved letters if you have an area that needs a little smoothing?
     
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