New Sign for New Shop

Last October, we moved into a new shop space in a local industrial park. I am very happy with the new shop location and the new space. It’s working quite well for now. The following shots show the process of making the new shop sign that will hang over the entrance.

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Next, I used the CNC to carve out some shapes and letters.

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Next, a second layer was added to create the profile of the cub. The material is a weatherproof, high density sign foam. Gorilla glue is used to attach the foam to itself.

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Next, the hand carving was done with an angle grinder with a sanding disc. A dremel was used to create the finer details of the wood texture and the face. An arbortec mini grinder was used to create the fur texture.

Next, a french cleat was embedded in the back for easy hanging.

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Now, it’s time for color!! First, we painted the whole thing black as a dramatic undertone to all the color and texture.

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Next, the background was sprayed with two tones of tan color. The lower level of the letters was painted a forest green. The top surface of the letters were finished with a gold paint product from Modern Masters. The gold sheen looks almost like real gold leaf. First, the letters were painted pale yellow and then two coats of the gold went over the top. The log was painted dark brown as well as the frame. Subtle tones of moss green were mixed around the bark texture.

Finally, the sign was installed in front of the shop!

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