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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:44 pm

My new shop sign.

Finally got this thing up.
It was the most difficult sign I have ever done, as I am in no way a carpenter or engineer and did not know if it would work.
Had help via telephone from one of my Letterhead friends.

It's all on ½" factory-finished MDO, cut to size with a jigsaw then hand painted with both flat and gloss paint. It's double-sided, and the ends are covered with aluminum roof flashing to make it look like a solid unit.
It's about 7' tall.
I wanted something retro/fun.
The alignment of the "Jill's" panel is not correct but I will be darned if I'll fix it! hahaha

I will add some lights and a brick enclosure on the bottom come springtime. I have been with only half a sign for nearly a year, having to make a correx patch on the one side of the old sign after a wind storm.
Love....Jill
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:53 pm

Re: My new shop sign.

Looks nice Jill.
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:33 pm

wow...looks great !!!!

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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:53 pm

brilliant!!!!! x
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:56 pm

love it jill...that just so suits you :wink:

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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:07 pm

Hi Jill. Have you thought of using Brush Script?
Only kidding
looks good
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:10 pm

very individual Jill, like Nik say's so you


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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:22 pm

Great.

I won't miss you and drive straight past next time. :D

I like it.
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:34 pm

Michael Potter wrote:Hi Jill. Have you thought of using Brush Script?


only if it was all caps!!

Jill, It looks fantastic!

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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:46 pm

Looks great Jill, well done. :cool:
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:54 pm

Excellent job :D

Cheers John
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:56 pm

Fabulous Jill - well done :D
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:59 pm

Jill.
the style really does suit you!
very individual..
What is MDO though?
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:03 pm

Really funky Jill, l like it.
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:06 pm

Like that too Jill, very stand out! :D
Worked with MDO (medium density overlay-plywood, Peter) when I was out in Texas...wish it was available here.
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:25 pm

Harry Cleary wrote:Like that too Jill, very stand out! :D
Worked with MDO (medium density overlay-plywood, Peter) when I was out in Texas...wish it was available here.


it is harry, "Knowkes Newan" I think that's how you spell it, in dubln have it

BTW Jill the sign looks class A*
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Post Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:37 pm

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Harry Cleary wrote:Like that too Jill, very stand out! :D
Worked with MDO (medium density overlay-plywood, Peter) when I was out in Texas...wish it was available here.


it is harry, "Knowkes Newan" I think that's how you spell it, in dubln have it

BTW Jill the sign looks class A*


Can't find them Ian...can you check the name? Is it the primed MDO they do? Sorry Jill...not trying to hijack :oops:
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:03 am

Real class Jill, you ought to think of making a living out of this :D

Cool as..........
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:37 am

I really like that Jill, you should be proud of putting that together.
I love the funky off-the-wall style/shape to it too, with the posts at an angle etc. I also like the gloss hairline bean shapes on the matt background...
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:01 am

Nice one Jill...why didn't you put "Tel:" before your number :lol1:
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:56 am

Jill looks really nice, like to colours very eye catching. Rich x
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:22 am

Hi Jill


Sorry to high jack this post, just wanted to say Happy Birthday to your Daughter I do hope she had a great Day.




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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:44 pm

Thanks Paul, and Happy Birthday to your son!
Rachael is mad at me because while she was in the other room yesterday morning I updated her FB status to something stupid. (She had left the screen up on the computer)

Thanks for the nice words about the sign, I also feel it reflects me more than my old one did. It was a real pain to make though! I did not want to even have a phone number on it, and you know how I feel about "Tel:"
It's loosely based on an old 1950s motel sign I used to like.

And I was watching hockey on the Versus network two nights ago, they had all-caps Brush Script spelling out HAPPY HOLIDAYS in one of their headers. I nearly emailed the network to complain.
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:10 pm

Jillbeans wrote:It's loosely based on an old 1950s motel sign I used to like.

Late 1950s is the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw it.

I seem to remember that some cinema adverts of that period used a similar style too.
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:26 pm

Jillbeans wrote:Rachael is mad at me.


Mum's A who would have one. :D


Thanks I will pass it on to him.


You have time to be watching hockey, I dont know you Lady's of leisure, keep up the good work it's always a pleasure to see.


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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:21 pm

Lovely Jill, really eye-catching.

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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:39 pm

Here's a side view.
I still need to flash out that bottom piece but it is too cold!
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:49 pm

LURVVVVVVLY sign Jill :D
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:03 pm

Jillbeans wrote:And I was watching hockey on the Versus network two nights ago, they had all-caps Brush Script spelling out HAPPY HOLIDAYS in one of their headers. I nearly emailed the network to complain.


yeah! I saw the game it was awful! You were right to complain!


great sign Jill
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:07 pm

hasn't the police already warned you about your flashing Jill? :-? :lol1:
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:15 pm

I like!
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:21 pm

hasn't the police already warned you about your flashing Jill?

No but my elderly senile neighbor accused me of stealing his silverware.
The day I put in the posts for this sign the cops came to my house, I thought it was about the sign (I did get a permit) but it was about the neighbor.
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:27 pm

What stuff do you use to polish her silverware and does it look good in the lounge?
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Post Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:45 pm

The problem is that the neighbor already accused and reported his nephew for stealing the same silverware about 5 years ago.
I was going to make a panel for the bottom of this saying SILVERWARE FOR SALE.
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Post Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:58 am

Sign looks great, even more effective when you see the side on view to get an idea of the depth. Definitely has that 50's B-Movie / Motel vibe.
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Post Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:21 pm

Unique and individual just the way i like it!!! great work Jill :D :D :D
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Post Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:06 pm

very original sign well done !
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Post Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:49 am

A great looking sign but i bet not at 1950`s prices to make well done..
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Post Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:25 pm

I have to guess at some of this stuff.
Permit: $75
Gallon flat black latex $21
Posts: $30
Flashing: $17
2 sheets MDO: $60 (I bought single-side finished pieces that were damaged at one end and primed/painted the raw side myself, the rest was scrap from other jobs)
Hardware: $15
Concrete: $30
All other paint/primer was leftover from other jobs.
I still will have to buy wiring, lights and rent a ditch-digger, That will be about $400.
But I have gotten a lot of comments so far from the locals, so I guess in a way it is cheap effective advertising.
Thanks for all the comments!

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