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Post Thu May 29, 2003 1:47 pm

fabricated lettering: amazing glaze

Must get my self a new tape measure :wink:
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Post Thu May 29, 2003 3:26 pm

Crazy man, but I like it. (hot)

We’re so used to seeing precisely cut lettering all the way up the high street, that will really catch peoples eye.
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Post Thu May 29, 2003 4:48 pm

looks great!, what font is it?.

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Post Thu May 29, 2003 5:17 pm

Cheers Guys,

I have been told by the owner, customers say what a great looking design/idea, and how different it is to the usaul sqaure type signs.. :P

Alan it certainly makes a nice change, from the run of the mill stuff,

Danny the font is called "Uncle stinky"
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Post Thu May 29, 2003 5:39 pm

...what a colourful fun piece! - spot on Simon! :D are the letters made from foamex type board or acrylic?

more soon

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Post Thu May 29, 2003 5:51 pm

Cheers mike.
They are foamex covered in off cuts of vinyl, there's also a pavement sign but don't have any photos, that was quite time consuming as no colours were repeated, :-?
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Post Thu May 29, 2003 10:43 pm

Very effective Simon, I see no white edges did you wrap them or are they painted
Nice work
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Post Thu May 29, 2003 11:47 pm

Very cool.

I see the Japanese tourists are already there.

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Post Thu May 29, 2003 11:57 pm

very different mate... nice one! :P :wink:


thanks for sharing Simon! :wink:
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Post Fri May 30, 2003 12:49 am

Well done Simon!

Talking of measurements - Funny how we take the measurements of a fascia and then work out our layout within, feeling this is the only way to fit it in.

Your sign demonstrates what a little imagination can do

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Post Fri May 30, 2003 1:03 am

Your sign demonstrates what a little imagination can do


a little imagination my foot! i bet you did get the measurement wrong simon.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink:


just kidding mate :wink:
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Post Fri May 30, 2003 6:36 am

Yes simon, I love it too but would like more info.
What did you cut the letters out with? Did you apply the vinyl first or after the letters were cut.
They seem to stand out from the background, did you glue spacers on the back?
What glue did you use?

imput imput imput!!
let's have all the gory details :lol:

Certainly a sign you take a second look at!
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Post Fri May 30, 2003 9:18 am

Thanks everyone...
Rob not far off……that's why I need a new tape measure.. :lol:

Gray, Ok here goes,
It is 3mm thick white Foamex with nylon locators on the back, that’s what give it a standoff of about 1/2"
The vinyl was put on after and trimmed round with a scalpel, reasons being I only had small amounts of some of the vinyl colours and didn't want to order more as at Europoint as you have to get 5m of each.

The letters were cut from off cuts, using an old Bosch jigsaw with a scrolling blade, then a light sand down around the edges.
Locator fixings were glued in place with standard super glue, very effective and strong… (Needs a little sand down to give a good key).

Terry, funny but the edges were left white, but in the photo it doesn’t seam show..

I have had some, what I think are good ideas/designs, but don’t get used because they are too expensive…I will one day get to use them.

I want to use different types of metal flat cut letters, ranging from 3mm up to 10-15mm all solid, aluminium brass cooper etc and allow them to corroded and change colour. Think that would look nice?
A different sign every month or so.

Simon.

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