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    some things I made

    Hand carved .

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    Re: some things I made

    By hand? That's nice work, stinky.

    What else ya got?

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    Re: some things I made

    Sand Carved with computer generated frisket on Expanded PVC board? Looks great !
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    Re: some things I made

    I love frisket. Especially with a rich brown gravy.



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    Re: some things I made

    Quote Originally Posted by MXtras
    I love frisket. Especially with a rich brown gravy.



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    Is it basically a computer generated mask out of PVC then the unmasked areas are blasted?

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    Re: some things I made

    You can make something similar by using a product called Blast-Resist made by just about every sign vinyl supplier, like 3-M Avery, etc. They use it to do gravestones.

    The backerboard is an expanded/extruded PVS, which has just about replaced redwood, as it is pretty much UV stable when painted. A touch softer, but still carves/blasts well.

    Any vinyl sign guy can get the "resist" and cut it on his plotter. Really pretty simple. Then its a matter of using the sandblaster in such a way that it looks like wood grain. Doing linear blasting, of varying depths gives the appearance of wood.

    The OldSkool way, is to take clear acetate, and put it over your drawing. Transfer the design to the redwood, and cut the acetate. Gives a sharper edge to the grafix. Then pull acetate off what you want recessed. Blast away. When you're done, pull the remaining acetate, and paint/seal it. Done.

    100% handcarved, with chisels is also a method. Harder to get a consistant background. Definately a craftsman type endevour.
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    Re: some things I made

    Hand made , cut with a jig saw, rout the outside and hand cut the inside
    with a dremel, from 1st cut to clear coat . 8hrs

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    Re: some things I made

    So what are you going to charge MXtras for a logo plaque? Any interest in making customs for others?

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    Re: some things I made

    MXtras,
    Show me a picture, and the size you what it.

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    Re: some things I made

    Did you do the signs just to hang up, or are you going to try and sell them to the shops they advertise?

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