New one for me
Had a referral from the Toledo Polish gig. Guy was "working" with a couple other sign people who never followed thru. Dr Tom's message must have gotten lost somewhere. He wanted a sign for his family's farm. Must have something to do with bees or honey. We settled on the general look of the sign and size- approx 26 x 37, made out of cedar. He just wanted the cut outs painted and will finish and seal the rest himself. This will probably be fastened on something already there that he wants to match.
First I made a model using Aspire. And i didn't have to call MEBCWD on this one!! Used a couple of clipart pics found on the net - bitmap traced, combined, and then tweaked. Made up the text, got his approval on the design, and went hunting for suitable wood.
Got 2 - 5/4 x 6 x 10' pieces of cedar patio decking, cut around the bigger knots, squared the edges up on the TS, and glued up a piece of material 27 x 37.
Clamped that to the bed and skimmed the model form to 1/2" outside the model border. Aspire has a tool to go outside or inside a pattern line. This eliminated having to sand the surface from the glued up boards and gave me a uniform flat surface to carve the text.
Loaded the files, crossed my fingers, and hit "go". Couple of tool changes along the way and ..... It worked! Painted it today, sent the customer a pic, he liked, and hopefully will have it on it's way tomorrow.
Not as big as Scott's or fancy as Ollie's, but it was another paying job.
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Last edited by honesttjohn; 07-04-2018 at 10:21 PM.