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As you know, I cheat as much as possible when I make things and this Pirate’s Lair pub sign is no exception. The detailed artwork of the pirate is really a laser print of an Adobe Illustrator file cut out and glued in place. The rest of the project is standard cnc work. You can see in the photos how the sign progressed from cutting on the cnc to painting and then adding the artwork.

For the painting (all hand painted) I put down a base coat of color and when that was dry I used a dark glaze to add some antiquing before gluing the artwork in place with Modge Podge.

So where does the quilt making tool come into play, you ask. Well, my wife has a Brother Scan N Cut machine for cutting quilt shapes out of cloth. The machine will cut everything from paper to vinyl, cloth, and supposedly even light leather. And, the machine can scan your design, create a cutting outline, and then cut it out. The Scan N Cut is really a little cnc machine and cutting out the pirate was a cinch.

The final sign is 16” x 22” x 1.25” and was cut from one of Lowe’s glued up spruce panels.
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yur so good it hurts...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Oliver
Another fine project, you got some real talent!
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+1 What Stick said.

I discovered those glued up panels last week. That was the first time I had seen one thicker than 3/4 inch. 24x24 inches.

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Outstanding comes to mind !

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Any pub owner would love to have a sign like this in their bar.Nice work me hearty!!
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Remarkable work. Oliver is certainly master of his machinery. I bet he's making some money for work like that. Inspiring.
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Wow. Just, wow.

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A superb sign. A very clear step by step explanation of how you made it, and how you incorporated each tool.
A great craftsman and a great teacher!
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Very impressive Oliver. That Scan'n'Cut looks like a pretty neat device.
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