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#1 posted 07-09-2012 03:08 AM
Nice sign. I don’t think it is messed up. it is a fancy lettering job!................Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
#2 posted 07-09-2012 04:01 PM
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#3 posted 07-09-2012 08:09 PM
Hey… share your “lessons learned”... then we’ll all know how to do it better!
-- Spence in Skokie, IL
#4 posted 07-11-2012 01:05 AM
Biggest lesson, Krylon is the EMEMY!!!! I damn near ruined the sign thinking I could ‘spray on’ and then just sand it down to get my background done. The Krylon ‘caked’ on like no ones business.
In contrast, I used Liqutex spray paint, (a water based paint) and it sanded off w/o any major issues.
On the webpage of “Dave and Eric Rhoten” (“http://www.gr8info4u2.com/ )and on their Youtube (“http://www.youtube.com/user/oldave100?feature=watch )
they suggest/recommend to use Marsh Spray INK (not PAINT) to do the background.
I cannot find that ink in my local area, so I was experimenting on other stuff I can use…..
I do think when funds permit, I will order a case of that black spray ink and get a couple of different colors…...
Also, I learned….YOU DO NOT have to cut ‘too deep’....3/16th…maybe a little more or less depending on the sign should get the job done…..saving the router from soooooo much work.
That just about sums it up!
#5 posted 07-11-2012 05:28 AM
Those are valuable lessons! Thanks for sharing them.
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