Burned Hangar 18 Mural

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Project by WMD2006 posted 05-04-2012 11:05 PM 1561 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first real pyrography experiment.
During a previous assignment, the Air Force had me stationed in Dayton, OH. While I was there, our building stood up a heritage room and had a ‘name the room’ contest. The winner: Hangar 18, which according to legend was the location where we kept the aliens some 50 years ago. Pretty appropriate name; depending on who you ask, we kept a few in our basement too. ;)
I offered to make a sign to hang on the wall and sort of went overboard. The “Hangar 18” portion is 12 feet wide and routed into 3/4” plywood panels.
The picture is a composite of several pictures I found online. To copy the design I used an LCD projector and traced the outlines on the board. It took quite a while to complete a 2×4’ picture using a 3mm Razertip burner.
In retrospect I probably should have gone with something smaller but it was well received and I feel the result made it worth the effort.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 05-05-2012 01:15 AM

Nice Pyrography, how long did this take?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-05-2012 04:58 AM

that’s awesome!

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#3 posted 05-05-2012 12:22 PM

Nice burning all the way around. Really like the lettering

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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