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Old 06-06-2017, 03:01 PM
T.R.MacMunn T.R.MacMunn is offline
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Default Some ideas for you ...

I hear it all the time .... HDU is TOO expensive. Well, it's not cheap but you have to keep in mind, not everyone shops at WALmart. Its value is in the flexibility ...

Here's some shots of a nice sign I'm working on. Jemima did her part, but the hand tools had to come out too. That happens a lot when I'm trying to use up stuff that would otherwise end up in the trash ...........

So, the first 3 pics show how to clamp an applique out in the middle where regular clamps won't reach. Urethane glue, drywall screws , .5" plugs, a Japanes "no-kerf" saw to trim the plugs, a wee bit of sanding & we're off to the races ....
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BTW, thanks again Russell.
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:07 PM
T.R.MacMunn T.R.MacMunn is offline
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This sign is a long way from completion. You'll notice a lot of little appliques ..... dentils, a panel, corner prisms & last but not least, corbels.

Corbels are both decorative & structural. The beauty of them is that you can make all kinds of unique shapes, & they look "right". Other than the back panel, everything you see here was from cutoffs from another job. Very little waste .......

I'll have more pics soon...
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:30 PM
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Looking good as always Rodger... I have a ton of leftover HDU and need to be better about using just as you are showing.
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Old 06-06-2017, 07:33 PM
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I started saving all my scraps, after I saw your box of scraps! I agree with you on HDU, it is so much easier to work with than wood, too.

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C'est fini !!!
Leaves Monday or Tuesday for Cleveland ...........

Thanks, Russell, for the absolutely perfect reference pic of the plane ...
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Old 06-11-2017, 03:09 PM
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Beautiful...as always!
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:22 AM
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Rodger, I have yet to use HDU, although you have recommended it for years. Wood has been something that I have stayed with.
I almost made a trip to New Orleans to try another material, but for some reason decided against it. Hope to try it soon!
Like many on this site, you do not mind sharing.
Thank you Rodger for sharing your quality work, knowledge, and keeping us informed for all these years.
Your outstanding advice has been used by many. I for one, want to let you know that it is appreciated!
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Nice sign Roger as usual ....... I have a question .... if this sign is installed outside will rain water collect and damage the top ledge of the sign?
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:08 AM
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This one is going indoors.
But in answer to your question, Mick, it won't last as long as a vertical surface, but any sign has to have some thickness, therefore, a somewhat horizontal surface at the top.
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