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Fabricated Monument sign

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by synergy_jim, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    We just finished this little beauty today. 16" dia x 60" tall sculpted concrete pillars made to look like storage tanks. 47" x 94" x 4" thick HDU sign with aluminum embedded frame.

    The pillars are sleeved with 1/4" wall 3x3 steel and welded to the steel tubes we cemented into the ground....

    Overall, a great project and an even better learning experience when it comes to the new construction methods we are using.
     

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  2. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

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    Nice.
     
  3. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    Thanks Steve.
     
  4. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Like the sign, not liking the posts. Too wavy in the forms. I understand its poured concrete, but I may have elected to wrap a thin piece of aluminum around them to smooth it out. Or done the Sonotube route and smoothed out the ridges after it set.
     
  5. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    +1 on the post. Otherwise a good overall design concept.
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Great sign, but not too keen on the posts, either.
     
  7. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    Same here, the sign looks great...but...

    you should find someone to turn them for you or pick up a used lathe,
    I had a Shopsmith that I use to turn custom parts on for the sign shop back in OH

    ...sign foam is easy to turn, just make sure its fastened well


    I know from experience LOL
     
  8. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    ok… you are all misunderstanding the posts…. they are not poured. They are hand sculpted onto a wireframe and steel skeleton. They are supposed to be out of round and have some character. If I wanted perfect cylinders, I would have poured them in sonotubes at the job site.

    The whole reason for hand sculpting was to have the look of a hand made slightly out of round post with high spots and low spots…. visually way more interesting than a perfect round post…..

    Thanks for the compliments.
     
  9. RyanFelty

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    I think the posts look sweet!
     
  10. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    either way, posts & all, the sign definitely has character!
    i like it and i'm sure you client LOVES IT! (which is all that really matters in the end)
     
  11. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    thanks Mike… The client does love it…
     
  12. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    I suppose if the customer likes it, its all good,

    And not to sound harsh, but those posts do not look very professional,
    I doubt you will find real storage tanks that look like those.

    Sorry, that is my opinion for whatever its worth.

    again the sign looks great, I just think the posts take away from it.
     
  13. synergy_jim

    synergy_jim Very Active Member

    thats awesome Tammie, because I wasn't going for professional.... thats boring. I was going for cartoonish and interesting. So I guess I nailed it!!!
     
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