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    Posted by eddie cotter on August 12, 2002 at 6:18 pm

    this is my first go at raised letters, ply wood off cuts, out of a skip,
    cut with a crap jig saw. letters spaced by my eye & a bit of 2×1
    didnt know about templates, it was only later on that robert explained it to me. eddie


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    eddie cotter replied 20 years ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Paulsad

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 6:33 pm

    Eddie – looks fine to me mate – all I can get is Arabic letters with my router by the time I’ve finished!

  • eddie cotter

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 6:46 pm

    cheers paul, try after ten pints of lager & a packet of crisps 😀

  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 7:09 pm

    nice one eddie… your fairly hammering being a newcomer!
    its good to see you aint scared of trying new stuff & you have done a great first job…

    quote :

    ply wood off cuts, out of a skip

    this mate, is how profit is made!

    i shouldnt be telling you all this. but we did a job for a nursing home years ago. big cream sheet of perspex with brown text on it. alluminium angle round it on 2 posts. anyway it sat under big trees and all the leaves and crap dropped onto it and moss appeared all over it.
    it did look a mess but that was after 2 years or more.
    anyway, we want it down they said new one the exact same! okay… we take it down and load it on van… back to the workshop.
    to my amazement the rear had still the thin plastic protection sheet on it and when i took it off it was immaculate. 😀 so yeh…you guessed it.
    cleaned the old side up very well. flipped it over and put it back up!
    £400 or so for a couple of metres of vinyl and a clean up. 😀 😉

    okay okay sign maker from hell i know… 😉 but but but but… 😆 😆

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 7:19 pm

    Eddie next time you try this cut the letters from vinyl with a weed border round it, peel off the letters and stick em on your wood, wiz round with jigsaw, with the weeded vinyl with the border round it, mask it up and stick it on your sign this then gives you the right spacing to fit your letters get someone to hold the letters on the board in position then screw through from behind your signboard and into the backs of your letters, easy!

  • eddie cotter

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 10:01 pm

    robert you naughty boy 😀 😀 😀
    thanks steve

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 10:13 pm

    Eddie yet another very good first job, Now Robert has explained about templates it should make the job a little easier next time. Are you sure you are new to the sign business !!
    Were you a signmaker in a previous life?

    If you keep this up then you should go far within the industry. Keep up the good work.

  • eddie cotter

    Member
    August 13, 2002 at 10:39 pm

    martin you are on to me, you should be a private ditective 😀
    ok many moons ago when i was teenager my dad, who is an artist!
    was asked to do some signwriting on a 100 ton mobile crane
    he marked it out & i filled it in with a brush & a tin of paint
    we went on to signwriting all sorts of jobs, then the computer came in
    hand painted work fell of a bit, i got itchy feet & took
    off to make my fame & fortune, which turned out to be working in a choclate factory in preston for a few years! my latest claim to fame
    is a hgv driver which i am still doing a few days a week untill
    i get this new bussiness up on its feet so i probarbly have the eye
    for signs but i badly need to improove on the technology end