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The artwork for this pub-style sign came from a children’s book titled “How to Draw 101 Animals”. I scanned the artwork and then created outline vectors that were imported into V Carve Pro. I would have liked to create a 3D version of the hog with nice rounded contours but I can’t afford the Aspire software needed to design like that. One advantage to this 2D outline style is that it cuts relatively quickly compared to 3D carving.

This sign was carved from one inch thick, 15 lb. HDU purchased from InterState HDU. They are the only source I’ve found that sells HDU in cut sizes. HDU is very lightweight and cuts like butter while at the same time being strong and dense. It is available in densities from 4 lb. to 30 lb. and thickness from 1” to 2”.

The major point to this post is that you can find inspiration and useful designs almost anywhere and translate that into a successful project.
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Another of your fantastic signs!
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@Gaffboat The cuts are conventional, but the painting and finishing are outstanding. You've got the touch. I do, however, miss the mechanical toys you've made; I will forever recall the lumber jack and the outhouse and the surprise at the end of the cycle.

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I like the sign, Oliver. How do you get the different colors on?

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That looks great, as usual, Oliver! Nice job on that and I agree with Tom, your painting is what makes your work stand out.

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@Gaffboat The cuts are conventional, but the painting and finishing are outstanding. You've got the touch. I do, however, miss the mechanical toys you've made; I will forever recall the lumber jack and the outhouse and the surprise at the end of the cycle.
Further mechanical cartoons aren't out of the question, Tom, I just haven't had an inspired idea hit lately. Probably because like Mike (MTStringer) I'm too busy playing with my cnc. Interestingly, one of the reasons I wanted a cnc was to help produce mechanical marvels. Go figure.

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I like the sign, but miss the mechanical marvels also. I know ideas can come from anywhere, but I am wondering exactly why you were reading a children's book.

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I like the sign, Oliver. How do you get the different colors on?

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Colors were all applied the old fashioned way, by hand with a brush. A slow system but as tedious as it sounds.

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Speaking of ideas, years ago, I bought one of those graphics packages with something like 40,000 images (maybe more) containing ten CD's. I don't think I have even used one of all those graphics.

With all of the info available these days on the internet, it is almost a moot point to dig out the book and thumb through it looking for that perfect image. Sad, really.
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Colors were all applied the old fashioned way, by hand with a brush. A slow system but as tedious as it sounds.
Do you ever use an airbrush, Oliver? I used one to do the flames on this little 'bomb' (sorry, couldn't resist).
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I'm going to have to get some of that HDU and give it a shot soon.

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