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    Posted by Steve Broughton on August 12, 2002 at 12:21 pm

    I’m posting these photos to show you how far you can go with MDF signs, these were designed, made & fitted by a mate, Paul Rafferty from Ivy Designs, the backing boards have been sandblasted to give the textured effect, the main title letters have been produced on a 3D router table and then gilded and the panda Paul handcarved from Sign Foam and no he’s not american but lives near Brigg in north Lincolnshire. Damn good stuff eh!


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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 3:10 pm

    excellent sign steve. love it! 😉

    yeh sign foam is the business.. ide love to have more time in my day to start doing carvings, but i dont see that happening as we are chocka and any spare time i do get goes on the site… 👿

    anyway excellent signs mate…

  • Paulsad

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 5:33 pm

    Top job – I’ve looked at some of the American sites concentrating on this foam work – some mega signs out there- but I bet the restaurant will get sick of Panda curry jokes!

  • Andrew Blackett

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 6:00 pm

    bloody hell steve 😮

    nice work that! pass my compliments on to Paul 😉

    ANDY

  • eddie cotter

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 6:12 pm

    lovely stuff steve, roughly what would a sign like that cost
    supplied & fitted, eddie

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 6:46 pm

    surely…this is as good as it gets.

    please convey my regards to Paul – beautiful work.

    more soon

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    August 12, 2002 at 11:00 pm

    Cracking job hes done Steve, how did they come up with the name?
    Its not what you would expect from a chinese restraunt.

  • signscript

    Member
    August 13, 2002 at 2:05 pm

    mike … this is not as good at it gets!! Paul Rafferty Lives about 1/2 a mile from my house in Brigg, North Lincs & Bloody Hell this boy is good, ive poped in to see a few times to get work done and it just keeps getting better… the glass and gilt work that he does is increadable!!

  • Sticky

    Member
    August 15, 2002 at 6:58 am

    Gobsmacking

    Does anyone know of a UK supplier of signfoam, and an idea of pricing?

    I’m assuming it’s a bit more specialist than just a great thick lump of foamex, or is it?

    I’d love to get some in to have a play with 😉

    Cheers,
    Andy

  • Paul Davenport

    Member
    August 15, 2002 at 10:51 pm

    Dont be getting signfoam mixed up with foamex, there 2 different animals

  • steve

    Member
    August 20, 2002 at 2:23 pm

    makes you sick does talent..sure humbles my efforts think i’ll pack it in and buy a butchering franchise!!

  • steve

    Member
    August 20, 2002 at 2:29 pm

    makes you sick does talent..sure humbles my efforts think i’ll pack it in and buy a butchering franchise!!

  • steve

    Member
    August 20, 2002 at 2:30 pm

    makes you sick does talent..sure humbles my efforts think i’ll pack it in and buy a butchering franchise!!