My long time hunting buddy and friend is retiring this year. Bought a place in Northern Michigan and wanted an address sign. I figured he was a special case so follow along if your curious or a newbie to CNC world. Boring to the experienced people.
First, we needed an outdoorsie setup with water and pine trees, which is what Northern Michigan is all about, along with woods and deer. Beltramidave just happened to have this file. Used the rope frame included with Aspire resized to about 20 x 16.
With water you need a fish. Took the stock leaping bass clipart from Vectric and enlarged it a bit and added the ducks.
Ducks. OK, the possibility of a two sided sign is there. Just stock clipart from Vectric enlarged a little along with a couple smaller versions.
Since these will be going outside, I used 15# Corafoam HDU. Nice, but rather plain. Maybe Scottart will give me some painting advice, since this is rather advanced for the only 2 lessons I got from him earlier. To paraphrase, after sending him the pics and asking for advice, he basically said something to the effect of " that's an advanced project for a elementary beginner like you. Just send em to me." I'm sure his words meant that. Hmmm, guess that means he has little faith in my abilities (I agree) after seeing my efforts. Off to Alaska they went along with some good Michigan venison jerky - and a check.
This is what I received back today. Bruce is ecstatic. Now the problem is how to mount and finish them. Any ideas would be appreciated I'm sure. Thank you - thank you to Dave and Scott. You helped make a one of a kind present for an old codger's graduation.