Drunken Parrot Bar

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Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby davidmillerlowe » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:38 pm

Made for a friends back porch bar...

My daughter painted the parrot! (Name's Cracker Jack)
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby Makingtoothpicks » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:47 pm

That is awesome !!! I wish I had someone that could paint.

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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby Ms Wolffie » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:47 am

Meee toooo
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby armbrusterco » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:21 am

Fantastic. Great use of text, form and color.
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby scottart » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:58 am

That is stellar. Great everything. Love the colors and the wow factor.
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby scottart » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:59 am

If you can, please go through how you carved than painted that.
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby T.R.MacMunn » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:14 pm

Very nicely done
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby davidmillerlowe » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:26 pm

I have poor luck uploading images to this forum.. For the intermediate stage images you'll have to look at my Picasa folder..

https://picasaweb.google.com/118022608704900796653/DrunkParrotSign?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Unfortunately, the sign was for a buddy so I charged a fraction of what it was worth.. The process (I'm guessing 40 hours with design work) goes something like...

  • Carve the Parrot out of oak.. Kinda proud of this one as I created the model myself from a photo
  • Carve the 'Drunken Parrot' letters out of 1/4 Baltic Birch.. It took a bit of playing with the depth if the letter pocket so that the grain of the interior layer matches the top grain
  • It's hard to see but there is a second set of pseudo-letters that I used to pocket pattern from the top of the letters as an outline for a second set. This was glued to the back of the letters as a 1/4" standoff which nicely made room for the parrot tail and barrel border.
  • I tried to mimic the end of a barrel by gluing a bunch of 1/4 oak strips to a plywood back then cut the oval background.
  • V-Carved the 'The', 'Bar' and swirly out of the oak background.
  • The most tedious point was cutting the 12 end-grain oak border pieces to wrap the oak background.. The goal of this was to look like barrel staves and I missed a bit but still looked good. Each of the 12 pieces was a separate program and cut to work around the parrot. Ugh
  • Paid my artist daughter to paint the parrot with a Hawaiian shirt image we took off the web.. She did a really good job getting the perspective correct on all the shirt parts.. Up close the parrot is an awesome sign in itself
  • Unfortunately we were late getting it done so the only good photo of the sign up close was before I put the thing in it's CNC crate!

Even worse was the fact that his wife wanted a sign too so a year later I had to create a Horny Mermaid Martini Lounge sign as well..
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby davidmillerlowe » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:59 pm

Here is the link to the second sign I did like this..

https://picasaweb.google.com/118022608704900796653/HornyMermaidSign?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Nearly the exact same process but I made a mistake somewhere and the thing got about 20% larger.. (oops)
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby davemartin88 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:40 pm

This signs are great. Thanks so much for taking the time to explain the process!
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby Ms Wolffie » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:37 am

Mates Rates Arrgh
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Re: Drunken Parrot Bar

Postby scottart » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:11 am

Wow, just wow thanks for sharing all that. very well done, and yes worth far more than you could charge.. great work, and make sure you keep your daughter happy... that girl has some crazy skills...
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