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    Brad,
    It was an Onsrud 65-025
    1/4" Solid Carbide One Flute Upcut Super O Flute. It is a general purpose Super O. I used the same bit today to cut some HDU and Ultraboard. It is a good bit to have.

    Joe,
    For these letters my customer is just going to paint them with some latex acrylic and put several coats on them. The cut edges are smoother than the surface believe it or not. He is going to sand the surface a little. He just did a tree in styrofoam for a church and he coated it with some trucrete and painted in with the latex acrylic.

    My customer is a very creative guy. He and his dad created several of the signs at Dollywood. I'm in awe of some of the signs that he has in his shop that he created then replaced for a new design, new change, etc... Some of the effects that he uses on his signs in amazing.

    Andy B.
    Andy Brooks
    Oak Branch Manufacturing and Assembly, LLC
    andy@oakbranchmfg.com
    770-540-9672
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    Wanted to add that these letters are for interior use.

    Melissa,
    You are right on the HDU. Most of his exterior sign use HDU in one way or another.

    Andy B.
    Andy Brooks
    Oak Branch Manufacturing and Assembly, LLC
    andy@oakbranchmfg.com
    770-540-9672
    www.oakbranchmfg.com
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    Photo's of his work would be appreciated.

    I'd love to go to Dollywood.

    Joe Crumley

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    SAY IT ISN'T SO JOE!!

    I thought I could make my fortune using your post holes.


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    Don't give up DR. There's news abroad about some new Meteor Grinding on their way. My German made Interositor has been idle for months.

    This year I hope be making both round Post Holes and the popular square ones too. Hopefully the new Rare Earth grindings with be as powerful as before.

    Joe Crumley

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    I am going to give the plasti-dip a whirl, I hadn't even considered the solvent factor but I have used it on other foam's. I'll let you know how it turns out!
    "The most valuable tool I have is the experience of others" - Me

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    Tony,

    I looked up the cost on this product and isn't cheap. Can it be painted? How would you apply it to a large order. Or is this all for fun?

    Joe Crumley

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    Joe,
    Here is a link to his website that is under construction. He only has a few pictures on it. I'm trying to get him to send me more. I cut all the signs that you see on the website. His dad use to own a Shopbot to do their cutting but his dad recently retired and sold the business and Jeremy opened his own sign business.

    http://www.jmillersignstudio.com

    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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    Andy,

    You've done an excellent job in cutting your clients sign parts.

    I think you will agree the finished product look like paint by numbers. I'm sure he'll learn more about blending and color transition with time.

    Layout looks good.

    Joe Crumley
    www.normansignco.com

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    well I dipped i piece of styrofoam and at first it seemed like it was going to dry before the solvent could distort the piece but when allowed to dry overnight it turned it into a mess. It would look pretty cool if you were shooting for some sort of twisted melted horror movie effect.

    I put a few coats of a WB acrylic primer we use here on another piece and will dip it again tonight....
    "The most valuable tool I have is the experience of others" - Me

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