Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bricklane Sign on the CNC.

I was in London the other day and visited Brick Lane.  It was fresh in my mind when I needed to do another sample on the CNC router.
So a London Street sign it was!
I worked from a reference photo from the net and drew up a CAD file.  

The sign is all made of foam PVC scraps. Two different brands which cut very differently.(Settings were 8k RPM at 1500mm/min cutting with a 1/8 O flute bit at 6mm per pass.)

 It was all glued together and a primer applied. I then added a texture layer of white emulsion paint with artex filler. This was stippled on and allowed to dry.

 Here is the sign with letters blackened and an ageing dirt wash(or two) applied. Which was a vey watery mix of black,white and burnt umber.

And here is the finished piece with nails and rust applied.(I know, I forgot to paint the E.I.!) 

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