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Old 01-19-2020, 06:26 PM
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Default A Couple of Interesting Novelty Signs

Finished up a couple of novelty signs today for some close friends I'm visiting with at the end of the week. (They have specific meaning to each)

This one was interesting in that I used a red tinted clear to provide interesting contrast in the background field from the initial blue/purple color coat in that area. That tinted clear sits thicker in the "nooks and crannies" for an interesting effect.





23K gold leaf highlights this one. Guilding is an interesting art form and I'm very glad I took a two day seminar last year from a real expert...our own TR. :) I managed not to screw this up too badly. LOL The surfaces ideally would have been smoother, but a time crunch ensued.

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Old 01-19-2020, 07:01 PM
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Jim, it’s obvious to see you are “getting” this! Impressive!!!
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:08 PM
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Not too shabby at all, Jim.
Interesting texture on the top one ............
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:31 PM
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Interesting texture on the top one ............
Yes, that was supposed to be your nice linen effect (51%) but my machine was being really wonky for some reason and it apparently though it could take artistic license and add a few features to the background. The round one cut normally; same background. Bizzare!!!
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Very nice indeed.
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Really nice. Double layer of leaf, I assume?
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:46 AM
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Jim .... is that 15lb density? If so, & it's 1" or thinner, your dust extraction will suck it up in the middle of the piece. That's one reason I mostly switched to 20lb. But, there are other lines in there that make it appear you did an "offset" toolpath ........ can't figure that one out at all.
IF I need to cut a larger piece of .75" 15 lb, I'll first go in & do a shallow profile around all the elements before pocketing. Then, I'll put drywall screws in where the pocket toolpaths won't hit the screw, You need a minimum stroke width of .75" so you can put a .5" HDU plug in there when you're done.
By "stroke width", I mean the width of a letter .... imagine it was hand-lettered, & the letter was made up of brush strokes.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:53 AM
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Gary, just a single layer...I didn't have enough left to do a double outside of cleaning up misses and these have to go with me to Florida later in the week.

TR, yes it's 15lb 1" that I scarfed from Scott Shepard in Richmond on my way back from Florida about a year ago. I took all his scraps to play with. :) You may be right about the DC lifting it..it makes sense and does account for what appears to be random deeper cutting. I appreciate the tips for hold-down. The round one is either 18lb or 20lb, also 1". The background cut beautifully.
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Stubby - lathe
Oneida Cyclone
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