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Old 10-27-2015, 02:46 PM
T.R.MacMunn T.R.MacMunn is offline
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Default Fixing "stupid"

No matter how long you've been doing stuff, you still make stupid mistakes.
This sign was to look pretty much like it does now, but dumbass me forgot to allow for the slight angle on a tapered .125" ballnose & ended up with serifs that were about .040" wide. Not big enough to do much of anything with.
So, I made a new sign, a bit bigger, with nice width on the serifs ......
But, being of fine Scottish stock, I hate wasting things & it dawned on me that I could resurrect this sign by using chisels to remove the flawed lettering, cutting new letters, pouring a layer of epoxy in the pocket & the wee bit of space left....... well, drop some really fine smalts in there.
The final result is attached.
Original customer ( actually a student at the last workshop) has no need for it, so it's going as a sales sample to one of my wholesale customers in Northern Ontario.

Maybe you can't make a silk purse from a sows ear, but you can make a pigskin purse..........
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:51 PM
Bruce Page Bruce Page is online now
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I'd consider that a silk purse. It looks perfect to me.
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:09 AM
mikeacg mikeacg is offline
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That looks great and if you hadn't told us about your mistake, we would have been none the wiser!

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Old 10-28-2015, 01:02 PM
tom klass tom klass is offline
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Looks good to me too Rodger!! That's why you are the master!! Amazing what you see when you have an extra dram of single malt
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:42 AM
adirondak5 adirondak5 is offline
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Wish I could repair my mistakes as seamlessly as you did with that sign Rodger .
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I like the texture behind the copy. Is that raised circles?
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Old 11-29-2017, 05:32 PM
drummerjg drummerjg is offline
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If only my mistakes looked that good........

Im still not smart enough to even see what you "fixed"....looks fantastic !!!
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