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by jssussex@gmail.com
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Question about adding tree leaf texture
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Question about adding tree leaf texture

Did you ever get this done? Curious as to what you did. :?: A few weeks back I asked advice on creating a relief carving of a tree based on a logo. The client had very specific ideas. I actually presented her with 3 carved options with Aspire images to show both a straight on and angled view. 1. ba...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wood for boat sign recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Re: Wood for boat sign recommendations

Here'[s the result of the boat sign The picture below is General Finishes Cedar Exterior Stain. It's amazing how the color changes based n how the light hits it. All the signs are the same color. The wide angle lens also distorts the signs. They are all 9 feet long. 20200317_001513.jpg 20200317_0156...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Question about adding tree leaf texture
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Question about adding tree leaf texture

OK just my own personal opinion but often customers don't know as well as we do what works, what doesn't work or what things will look like when finished & it's down to us (to some degree) to educate them. I worked like that for years as a signmaker doing cad cut vinyl & digital print & it worked w...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Question about adding tree leaf texture
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Question about adding tree leaf texture

Jan Vanderlinden Thank you for your input but unfortunately the tree "is" there logo so that can't change they jsut want a sign identical to there logo. I've showed them a virutal image on how color would look and the owner still wants to stay natural. Additionally I wanted to do a live edge since t...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Question about adding tree leaf texture
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Question about adding tree leaf texture

I have a person who want's me to carve their logo and make the tree with a relief. Currently I'm looking at using the pebble texture for the tree. Looking for any other suggestions. The tree carving will be 30 x 30 so the tree top itself will be about 18 x15. I'm using a bark texture for the trunk. ...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wood for boat sign recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Re: Wood for boat sign recommendations

Customer definitely wants wood and we are going with 5/4 white oak
by jssussex@gmail.com
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wood for boat sign recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Wood for boat sign recommendations

Thank you guys for the post. I have worked with HDU and I believe I have the skill to create a wood grain texture. Not so sure on the painting skills. What do use to back up the HDU with? Marine Plywood? Would you still use a quality marine SPAR varnish top coat. I have a call from the customer toda...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Wood for boat sign recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Wood for boat sign recommendations

I've been commissioned to carve and paint a number of sign for a tug/tow boat in Miami. I'm a great lakes guy. They want a natural wood with carved and painted letters. I know woods like teak have oils so paint won't hold up. I'm thinking white oak but maybe others have a better recommendation. The ...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwich?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwic

Thanks for all the input. I certainly have a few options to experiment with. I will post in a new message if I'm successful of pictures of the final project.
by jssussex@gmail.com
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwich?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwic

dealguy11 wrote:Out of curiosity, what is the purpose of the layer of metal between the MDF and the veneer?
see my description a few comments above.
by jssussex@gmail.com
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwich?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

Re: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwic

I should have been specific on the veneer. I have whole sale factory veneer from without a backing. I purchased a sizable amount 10 years ago. it was dry then and dry now but it is 8 to 16 inches wide by 96 to 108 inches long. Most stacks of each species of wood are matched sets so I can book match ...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwich?
Replies: 17
Views: 1615

How to fabricate MDF, sheetmetal,hardwood veneer sandwich?

I need to glue flat 26 gage sheetmetal to a 1/2 " mdf base and then glue hardwood veneer to the steel sheeting. This will be done on multiple blocks the largest being 48x30. I'm thinking some type of epoxy with 30 or 60 minute open time. I will clamp with a second MDF sheet on top of the metal or ve...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Raised letters for outdoor sign
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Raised letters for outdoor sign

Sounds like a perfect job for HDU. It's easy to paint, it holds paint well, it doesn't expand & contract too much with temperature changes, it'll hold up to sun and weather after the customer does a bad job of painting the first time, then never paints them again. In my 25 years of sign making, I'v...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Raised letters for outdoor sign
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Raised letters for outdoor sign

Trying to determine material to use to cut custom letters and logo for a sign. 3/4 thick x 2 to 4 inches tall I've not cut letters in outdoor material to mount to a sign but I've carved HDU sign material and acrylic and polyethylene. Is there a best practice to mount them to an existing double sided...
by jssussex@gmail.com
Mon May 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Problems with a large 3D relief carving
Replies: 26
Views: 4603

Re: Problems with a large 3D relief carving

I thought I would post the resultfor the many people who took the time to provide suggestion that resulted in a huge improvement to this carving. I do not know how to tag people to say thank you but I'd like to thank personally dealguy11, Rcnewcomb, TReischl, mezalick, martin54, mtylerfl and Chuck K...