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Anyone have experience with this stuff?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, May 21, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

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    TTT I want to make a little sign for out new house with our last name on it...
    but first I need to get supplies :surepal:
     
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    Get a router buddy
     
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    if you got your sand blasting stuff, just go to town on a few little pieces to see how they blast, then try your sign, use full even slow stroks across the whole piece, back and forth till you have the deapth you want.

    that stuff id very simaler to what they use on tomb stones.

    so do it like they do, if you blast the letters out ( as instead of the suff aroud them) then leave the stensle on , blast with air to clean and spray paint the letters if you want
     
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    I don't know how to work one...sandblasting is easier.

    well I don't have the stuff yet, because I wasn't sure if there was a special kind of sand and blaster I need?
    Thaks for the info and tips!
     
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    the sand blaster would be the same, the sand i dont know, maybe try something less agressive, maybe walnut shells or something ( do dont know much about blasting :shrug:
     
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    Okay, I will search google to see if there is a recommended "sand" for wood...otherwise I will e-mail the company and ask.
    Thanks Dave.
     
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    Ive used a sandblaster to strip paint fro old wood chairs, kinda seem like it would be a pain to etch wood that deep...or maybe my sprayer just sucked :dunno:
     
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    What kind of sandblaster did you use? What abrasive did you use?

    Thanks!
     
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    With a bit of searching I found this:

    pulled from sandblasting with Jerry
     
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    yes, i have used it, it works GREAT. super adhesive, but comes off when YOU want it to. fun stuff to toy with with a sand blaster and some wood or metal. for glas it will work, but it needs to be thick or it will break the glass.
    Grant
     
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    My dad owns a sign shop. I have used a similiar product to make signs before. We always just use regular sand. Practice on a few pieces of scrap first. I did this stuff when I was like twelve or so, fairly easy. :grin:
     
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    Yeah, it looks a lot easier than using a router (although I've never used one before)
    Just something new to me.
    Probably try it when I get a sandblaster.......
     
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    Yeah you are talking about a big quality difference also. Routed signs look like something you see in a trailer park and a sandblasted sign is a little classier looking. We made one for a big doctors office and also one for an upscale restuarant. Haven't done one in a while though.
     
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    I have seen pictures of the sandblasting (different sites i found on google), but what does it look like done with a router?
     
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    You don't see the grain like a blasted sign. A blasted sign looks like a piece of driftwood or some sort of really weathered wood.The router just cuts a u shape down into the wood.Nice for the edge but no good for the letters.
     
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    Alright, thanks patches. :)
     
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    Not trying to be a pain but here is a pic I snapped quick while in the shop of an old sign for our family business. Spelling sucks I'm about half Lagered up.Oh this is a sandblasted sign using similiar material.I believe the wood is cedar or redwood. Something soft works good.

    Image047.jpg
     
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    Wow that looks really good! What color of paint is that they used?
    Thanks!
     

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