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    Default Another bot and handwork sign

    Made this sign for the local garage, I did the lettering on the bot and the rest with my carving chainsaw and a little die grinder work.

    I used some mica powders for highlights in the sun.

    The wood is hemlock that I milled last year.



    Installing it next week.



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    Nice work Brian. What are the dims and where and why is the mica used?
    Bob

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    I like it! you are an artist with a deadly weapon!
    It's amazing that you have enough control of the chainsaw to make the details you do..good job

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    Bob, the sign is 48x96 32 sq ft thats the largest our code allows.


    Mica powders are natural minerals used a lot in cosmetics they are great for faux gold leaf I but mine in bulk from http://www.coastalscents.com/

    Mica powders will not fade over time

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    Very nice a work of art.

    Mike
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    Brian,

    That's a great job on the sign. Thank you for the link to the Mica powders. I'm going to try those sometime - I really like the effect!

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    I like your choice of color. Nice work.

    I am curious as to what techniques you used to apply the mica powders.
    Michael Schwartz - Waitsfield VT
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    Michael I applied them on this job with a sort of dry brush technique lightly wetting the brush with clear acrylic then dipping the brush in the powder.

    After it was all done a topcoat of clear acrylic sealed it all in.

    Sometimes depending on the project I may mix it in my clear coat and spray it there are many mica colors to choose from.

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    thanks, for the explanation. I will have to get some to experiment with.
    Michael Schwartz - Waitsfield VT
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    Installed the sign earlier this week, need to get some better shots, he is happy with it.



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