Trotters Ridge Entrance Signs #1: Boards received and processed for blasting

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Blog entry by Luke posted 07-10-2013 05:52 PM 1364 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a new project at the shop for some sandblasted 3D HDU signs for a subdivision entrance. You can see the 5×8’ board ready to be cut down to size for the two smaller signs. In order to sandblast them we have to first cut a rubber negative mask that will keep certain areas from being blasted away. That’s what you see on top of the table and later stuck to the boards themselves. Next step is the sandblaster which I won’t be able to get pics of but it’s a pretty neat process. He will use the “grain frame”, shown in the picture where the signs are standing up, to give the background a textured look similar to wood. It looks like a bunch of wires and gets placed between the blaster and the signs. More updates coming soon.

-- LAS,

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 10:04 AM

So, no routing at all just sand blasting? How long does it take?

-- Vince

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 11:29 PM

It takes about 30 minutes to blast both signs.

-- LAS,

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