Shop Sign

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Project by jeth posted 01-24-2012 04:55 PM 1132 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just uploading a couple of projects completed a while back..

This one a shop sign. Unfortunately it seems I didn’t take any process shots of this, at least I can’t find any. The construction was simple enough with a ply panel and the frame being comprised of 4 pieces, to save material and make handling the pieces easier for routing the moulding etc.. Had a bearing flying off the bit incident whilst doing the moulding so the frame has a slightly thin section but the clients and other casual onlookers don’t notice such things and they were very happy with the sign.
I did the signwriting also, which was good fun.

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 05:28 PM

That’s great, I love the shape. Is it hand painted? What did you coat it with?

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 04:56 AM

nice looking sign.unique shape

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 05:23 AM

Looks like you used MDO for the panel, not just ordinary plywood. It looks like the sign is indoors, but I hope you used waterproof glue to attach the moldings anyway. Your lettering is excellent and I like your choice of fonts. Obviously, not your first sign.

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 05:50 AM

Thanks for comments folks,

The sign is undercover, protected by an awning from rain and direct sunlight but the glue is a waterproof yellow glue and it has a coat of clear sealer over the latex paint. (Options are limited here if you want a range of colours) The fonts are my interpretation and layout based on a rough idea by a design student, I freehanded then cut a template based on his font to layout then hand painted. The “Shop” font was my freehand entirely while I think of it, different to the original graphic. I suggested the change and they liked the idea of a more contrasting modern font.
The panel is just 3/8” ply, grain filled with a standard wood filler and sanded flat.

This was my second sign actually, repainted an old one on a brass plate for an antique store about 8 years ago, but no woodwork invloved that time.

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