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Blog series by pashley updated 1223 days ago 2 parts 5791 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: A very unusual restoration!

1230 days ago by pashley | 1 comment »

So here’s the setup: Call from some friends – can you help us out? What’s the project? Take this sign: “We no longer live on a mountain (“peak”), but still love the sign. Can you erase the “A” in Peak, and make it an “E” instead”? “Sure” i replied. How to do it? Make a copy of an existing “E” and replicate it in a plaster type material. Here’s the casting material I used. Basica...

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Part 2: Part 2: Installing new letter and refinish

1223 days ago by pashley | 1 comment »

Here is the new letter. I purposefully did some bleed over in the casting to catch the unique backing, and hopefully enable a better blending: Now to get rid of the old “A”, using my Dremel with a router base: After fitting in the new “E”, I am working in the color to match, as seen in this series of photos: Problem was, I was never going to get an exact match on either the background (dark brown) or the the lettering (a pale yellow). So, I end...

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