Large sign on a small Shopbot

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Large sign on a small Shopbot

Postby Phil » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:04 pm

I recently completed my first sign in Signfoam. It was a challenge. My benchtop Shopbot has a cutting area of 32" x 24" The panel for the sign is 60" wide x 40" tall. I had to move and register the panel twice to complete the carving. The sign is double sided. I was very nervous not wanting to make a mistake on material that cost $400. It turned out fine.

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Re: Large sign on a small Shopbot

Postby CharlieP » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:29 pm

Well done, I can understand how nervous it can be when doing a large job like that!
Did you use the toolpath tiling to set up the different cuts?
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Re: Large sign on a small Shopbot

Postby joeporter » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:19 pm

Beautiful work, very elegant and understated, but eye-catching. I own the same size machine, so I fully understand the hoops you had to jump thru to make your sign...joe
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Re: Large sign on a small Shopbot

Postby zeeway » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:32 pm

Good looking sign, Phil. Time for a bigger machine?

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Re: Large sign on a small Shopbot

Postby GraClay » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:11 am

Nice job, nice layout and plenty of neutral space.

Great to see no unnecessary arced or rotated lettering and no kiddy fonts.
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Re: Large sign on a small Shopbot

Postby Heime » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:29 pm

Beautiful understated elegance Phil!
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Re: Large sign on a small Shopbot

Postby pops1964 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:27 am

Phil nice job , I agree moving material on the machine is nerve racking and a pain. Quality looks fantastic. :mrgreen:
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Re: Large sign on a small Shopbot

Postby T.R.MacMunn » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:25 pm

What Graham said ............
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