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Project by sugarpine posted 549 days ago 712 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for an artist friend. The backboard is 9” X 22” X 1/2” yellowheart. The letters are 1/8” baltic birch plywood. The yellow heart was sprayed with pre-catalyzed lacquer sanding sealer followed by three coats of pre-catalyzed lacquer. The letters were painted with Krylon 2X spray then attached with epoxy. I chose West Systems epoxy because it is less viscous. That made it easier to brush a thin coat on the back of the letters and prevented squeeze out. The original font was from a bumper sticker. I had it enlarged to create the patterns for the letters then rearranged them. I designed the corner pieces and used them in lieu of a frame around the sign.

-- sugarpine





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 549 days ago

Very cool sign ,a super design and well built.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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thelastdetailcww

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#2 posted 549 days ago

You are welcome to come make a design/sign for my truck. : ) Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

-- Ken

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 549 days ago

That is stunning it really stands out
It makes a change from concave lettering (if that is the right term)?
Are the letters nailed or glued?
What is the text called?
Yours
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Brandon

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#4 posted 549 days ago

Very nice! I really like the Arts & Crafts font you used.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 549 days ago

It is a work of art itself. Great job!

—www.sawblade.com

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dendhep

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#6 posted 549 days ago

Great sign, where did you get the font? It’s awesome.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 548 days ago

It is truly beautiful! It looks so Art Deco! I love it! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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DynaBlue

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#8 posted 548 days ago

That font looks very much like ‘adresack’ with the only exception being the capital A looks different. The rest of the letters look very much the same.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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