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Thread: Larger 8'x16' Carved Sign

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    Default Larger 8'x16' Carved Sign

    I got a call from a local sports apparel shop that was moving to a new location and wanted to know if I could cut them a sign in HDU. Of course I told them yes. A couple months later he called me back and said they were ready for a new sign. Turned out the sign they wanted was 8 feet x 16 feet, four 4x8 HDU sheets. The customer supplied the artwork and I used Aspire to create the toolpaths and used the toolpath tiling feature to split it into four panels. The toolpath tiling worked better than I expected. The sign is cut at three different depths. The edges fit together perfect.

    Until someone tells us different we believe this is the largest carved sign in the county or surrounding counties for that mater. The customer loved the sign. The sign was painted and hung by the customer.

    Sorry for the poor picture quality. It was a cloudy day using smartphone. I have to get better pictures.

    Andy B.
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    Bravo Andy! Thanks for posting.

    -B
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    Looks great Andy. How did you adhere the panels together? Thanks
    Bob

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    That's a big boy and nice crisp and clean. Great Job

    Randy
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    Here is another shot that one of my guys just sent me. You can really see the size of the sign. The toolpath tiling feature in Aspire is truly amazing.

    Bob,
    They are just butted up against each other, no Adhesive.

    Andy B.
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    Great job Andy!
    I am wondering (and this has nothing to do with your end of this project):
    If they are into sporting goods why does the "O" look like a cotton boll?

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    Bleeth,
    Good question. LOL Their company name is Cotton-Eyed Joe's but every one around here know them as Joe's. The provide almost all the uniforms for all the sports teams in the area plus t-shirts, etc.

    Andy B.
    Andy Brooks
    Oak Branch Manufacturing and Assembly, LLC
    andy@oakbranchmfg.com
    770-540-9672
    www.oakbranchmfg.com
    PRTAlpha 48x96 w/ 5 HP Spindle

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    Ditto that - really nice cutting job.
    Their logo left me wondering -
    I kept staring at it trying to figure out what it could be and finally thought it must be a trendy restaurant or bar. Then I read the posts again and saw it's a sports apparel store...OK

    The paint and install by the customer looks like it went surprisingly well.
    (And it leaves you off the hook for any problems!)

    What was your method for determining a price on a job like this?
    (I don't want to know how much you got - just curious how you figured out what to charge)

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    Mayo,
    I charged my normal hourly rate. The hard part was figuring out how to toolpath it but once I did it was one of those bang your forehead and say "Duh" moments. It was surprising how easy it was to cut. I just hired a new operator. He as been helping me for about 3 weeks. This was his first job without me looking over his shoulder. He just loaded the sheets and let the Shopbot do its thing.

    Andy B.
    Andy Brooks
    Oak Branch Manufacturing and Assembly, LLC
    andy@oakbranchmfg.com
    770-540-9672
    www.oakbranchmfg.com
    PRTAlpha 48x96 w/ 5 HP Spindle

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