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    Support the hobby - commercial

    I feel that there is nothing wrong with making a few bucks here and there.

    This sign is a HUGE learn for me

    The outer rim is designed and created by me - I did the modeling to make is like the outer ring of a ships wheel. That is a longer story. I have my roots in a very nautical place - New Bedford and I was a marine mechanic. I did work on a historic sailing ship called Shennandoah - you can goggle that. I installed a new ships wheel of that ship. Anyway - I will one day make a ships wheel. So the models for this will be instrumental in that endeavor. For this sign it makes a cool outer rim. It is 18 pound HDU made is 16 segments - and 1.5 inches thick

    All the letters and Letterhead fonts, but I modified the font to suit my purpose. The black letters are PVC and prismatic about 3/4 thick . The Red shadow behind the letters is HDU 1/4 inch thick.

    The Compass rose stars are my design - HDU

    The anchor is again designed by me and is 2 inches thick made of an exterior grade of MDF called Extira.

    The white background is a composite material of Aluminum clad with PVC core.

    I used LORD epoxy and 18-8 ss screws.

    There is a dual french cleat made of PVC to mount the sign level and 2 galvanized lag screws behind the compass rose stars.

    There is NOTHING to rust or rot.

    This is my biggest -- 48" diameter -- and most complex to date. I did not win awards, but I got some really great comments from some very prominent sign makers.

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    This was "in process" but you can see the "grain" in the outer ring segment


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    This is completed as it was hanging in my shop

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    That looks great. Great attention to details. Can you help me out, what is HDU?

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    You own and operate a tattoo shop?

    Hi Rex!
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    You own and operate a tattoo shop?

    Hi Rex!
    No I made and sold the sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Bloem View Post
    That looks great. Great attention to details. Can you help me out, what is HDU?
    high-density urethane foam
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    Great job on the sign Leo. What did it weigh in at?
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Great job on the sign Leo. What did it weigh in at?
    I don't think it is more than maybe 25 pounds.

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