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That's not a sign... THIS is a sign!

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by signmeup, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Check out the dude on the right side of the first picture. That gives you an idea of how big this sign is for a hand carved sign. This is the biggest one I've done so far. It's 12 feet wide and over five feet high.(the panel itself) It weighs a bit over 500 pounds.

    It was a tough one to carve because it was so wide I had to carve with the chisels at arms length. Not a lot of power at full reach.

    The sign is made of 1 1/2" Cora foam in three layers for a total of 4 1/2" thick. It has a 1 1/2" square steel tube frame inside that weighed about 100 pounds.

    It took 5 firemen and myself to lift it into position 4 feet up on the posts.
     

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  2. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    First thought: It looks like a 3' high directional sign and you added the guy in Photoshop to make the directional look huge. lol

    But very nice job! The sign looks great.
     
  3. mezalick

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    You're right,,that's a biggy.
    Nice looking.
    M
     
  4. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Hey, nice sign! :thumb:
     
  5. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    impressive sign for a volunteer fire department.

    looks good
     
  6. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Very tidy work.
     
  7. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Impressive! Did you panel it or is that one piece of HDU?
     
  8. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Weasel, It took 6 sheets of HDU. I glued up 2 panels 12' x 65" ... one for the front, one for the back and sandwiched the 1.5" square tube frame between them. I used smaller pieces to fill in between the panels. The frame is "loose" inside so that when the sign expands in the sun it can get bigger without bowing or pulling itself in half when it gets cold here.
     

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  9. Bigdee

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    lol ya it looks huge when you compare the guy next to it. Nice sign!
     
  10. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    very clean!
     
  11. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Very nice and most impressive in any portfolio.


    Is the installer with the screwdriver in shorts wearing OSHA shoe-wear ?? :wink:
     
  12. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks Gino.

    That guy was arrested the second he touched the sign and was hauled around back, beaten and released.
     
  13. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Very nice Adrian! Typical of the high quality work you always turn out :)
     
  14. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

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    Nice work
     
  15. SD&F

    SD&F Very Active Member

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    Nice work....
     
  16. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    Yeah ... That's a really nice sign! Always love to see your work Adrian :thumb:
     
  17. Marlene

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    you really did a great job, once again. making everything to scale rally makes this a show piece of a sign. this needs to get into "Sign Craft" for sure!
     
  18. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks Guys.

    Marlene.... I haven't had anything in Signcraft for a while... good idea. I am sending in a picture to the local papers. Good story about the volunteers raising the funds etc.
     
  19. bernie

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    Impressive!

    Bernie
     
  20. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Pretty cool. All the customer around here would fall over when they heard
    what the materials alone cost...Great Job!
     
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