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Another VCarve Pro + Cut3D combo Sign

Postby Tony Mac » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:27 pm

Carl Lombardo - owner of CL Signage in New Jersey designed and routed and engraved this stunning sign using a combination of VCarve Pro and Cut3D.

The sign is 60” x 42” and carved from real cedar, including “Bucky” which after routing was too smooth so Carl dusted off his hand tools and gave him a ‘hand carved’ look. Bucky was a real white tail deer that lived and was hand fed by the local employees – the building was renamed for him after he passed.

Carl likes the sign except the purple posts which were chosen by the committee! Note the smalts used in the vertical lines in the background – to give an old world touch.

Another great result!

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Postby RoutnAbout » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:04 am

GREAT Job Carl, That sign really stands out.
I'm sure its an eye catcher.

Thanks for posting that Tony.
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Postby crocky » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:08 am

Very nice, way past my ability :)
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Postby cabnet636 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:58 am

now that is really nice!!!

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Postby DavidCousins » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:39 pm

Tony,
Thanks for posting the great sign. Good inspiration.

I have a question. Last week I combined my first Cuts3D with VcarvePro. Worked great of course. However, I was puzzled about a situation.

When the Cuts3D file was combined into VCP, the C3D portion obliterated any drawings elements I added which overlaid the C3D.

In the example shown in this sign, the deer has cutouts (which is pretty neat). How did they cut through the deer? I assume they cut the dropouts using elements drawn in VCP. If that's so, how did they see the VCP elements when C3D seems to obscure everything it overlaps.

I hope this is understandable. Let me know if you want a sketch.
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PS, Great sign.
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on that note

Postby cabnet636 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:45 pm

i have only begun to scratch the surface on this. i took a cut 3d file and imported it into vcarve it. it lays it at x&y as if it were machined in cut3d,

question how do i capture it (3dfile) to move it where i want so as i can vcarve lettering around it ??

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Postby Dr Zoot » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:00 pm

Truly a great sign. I am puzzled however as to why it could not have all been done in VCarve? What parts were done in 3D and what parts in VCarve?
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Postby Tony Mac » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:40 pm

Carl has sent some additional information to help clarify how he made this sign, plus a very interesting tip on how to design signs that people will look at.

I would like to clarify: Bucky is not ‘a part of the sign’ Bucky is simply a separate 3d carve that is doweled and glued to the sign. Reason is I wanted Bucky to be a 3rd dimension higher than the rest of the sign. To create the cut outs I simply traced the bitmap of Bucky and incorporated it into the rest of the art so the vcarving on the outline would not carve away wood under Bucky.

Lastly, most of my signs have holes in them similar to my head… Seriously, like a flag or banner, our eyes ‘see’ movement and we look at it to investigate it, good movement? Bad movement, runaway? My theory is if as we move past a sign with a hole in it we perceive the background behind the sign, through the hole to be moving and our eye focuses on the movement. Even if it is not true, it sounds good to the customer and separates my work from others. In the past when I did it and it was tedious, now with a ShopBot, it is easy.

I promise I will register soon…..

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Postby Thkoutsidthebox » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:34 pm

Fantastic sign. :)
I'd like to know how many coats of black paint were used with careful jointing and finishing, or if the smooth black is some sort of laminate material?

Also, was the brass plaque also done on the bot ?

Finally, are the letters gold leaf paint or regular gold paint?
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Postby js11110 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:23 pm

That sign is absolutely gorgeous. I am continually impressed with Carls work.


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Bucky's Sign

Postby norbert dupuis » Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:05 pm

I am very happy that Carl have chosen one of our model for this fantastic realisation.
Congratulation Carl!
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Postby rcjarvis » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:14 am

I really like the bucky's sign, I like to engrave lines to fake wood jointing, (top panel on picture)for I work mostly with Signfoam and Extira.



And the holes thing is an eyecatcher for sure. I willl soon post some v-crv-cut3d combo for I got cut 3D last week and sarted to mingle with it.
Can't wait.
I will soon need some of Norbert's cool 3D graphics!!! (Salut Norbert)
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Postby Thkoutsidthebox » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:55 pm

Thats a great looking sign dan. Did you paint the central picture yourself?
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Postby cabnet636 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:38 pm

is the rooster (gamecock here in sc) carved in 3d?

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Postby norbert dupuis » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:23 am

Hi Dan
I am always very impressed by the carved signs that you produce, I will admit you that sometime I feel jealous, because
I would want to make them this way. I was in the domain of the sign for 20 years, and there is still people that can impress
me, this is the case for Carl and you also Dan, I invite all the people to look this forum and visit your website www.enseignesbp.com and
you will see that this man is a pro.
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