Acrylic display piece


#1

Wanted to do something nice for the founder of our flying club, thought this might make a fancy decoration for his hangar.

The structure is three layers of draftboard, the face is maple ply. It’s tough to tell from pics, but there are actually two back-engraved pieces of acrylic sandwiched in there to give it more depth when you look at it the right way.

If I’m to do it again, I’d either go single-layer to avoid alignment hassles, or add another 1/8" layer between the acrylics to expand the depth effect.


#2

Really nice, I especially like the simple, strong graphic look of the design. I like the effect you got with the layering as well. Another way to get depth would be to sandwich the clear acrylic between two cut out planes. I did something similar and it came out pretty cool.


#3

That’s a really neat twist on the back engrave style. Well done!


#4

Excellent! I’m sure he’s going to love it. :grinning:


#5

It came out great! I’m sure he’ll love it!


#6

For alignment you could cut a couple of holes and pin the two pieces together.


#7

Nice job!


#8

Wow! I really like the way you added so much dimension. It gives the piece even more presence.


#9

Great project! It looks wonderful in the frame.


#10

Very nice! I like the stand too :sunglasses:


#11

That’s really gorgeous! What an excellent piece!


#12

Awesome work! Where are you located? FAT or PNW


#13

It wasn’t so much physical alignment (everything snapped together like Lego), but rather design decisions. Do I double up the whole image, or just the plane? If the latter, how do I crop the plane and still keep everything aligned? Do I separate the two sheets or smush them together? Should I back-engrave one sheet and not the other? Which should be which?

As most projects usually go, I decided pretty early to downgrade it from Grand to Realistic. My spec began as:

  • Wall/window mountable or free-standing
  • Side-lit
  • Has remote
  • Has internal battery
  • Solar charged

And changed to:

  • Stays standing when someone walks through the room :wink:

Club is ‘Flights Above The Pacific Northwest,’ putting me squarely in the PNW. Not sure where FAT is. :thinking:


#14

:rofl: