Wow! I really love this sign and your Dad is going to love it even more! Yes, please do share more of your work!
This is beautiful!
Geez that’s gorgeous!
That is very nice, and creative! Good Job!
Love it! Very nice!
I apologize if you already answered this - I didn’t see it on the comments however - what did you use to connect the pieces of word, and any tips/tricks for alignment of the layers after the cuts?
Thanks in advance,
Gorilla glue. I re-read it.
One question as I’m doing something similar for one of my departments at work - did you etch anything in the walnut to help align the letters on top? I’m thinking I can eyeball them (my sign will be bigger at 19x11) but I think it would be nice to have some kind of etch to help with alignment. Just curious.
Hey there: Yep, I scored the outlines of the birch letters on the walnut. Thinking back, I think I reduced the outline using my typical kerf setting, that way there was less chance of the lines showing along the edges of the letters once they were mounted. It was almost like the letters “snapped” into place when I mounted them. The slight score line really made it SO EASY! I believe I also scored the outline of the walnut plate on the birch background using the same kerf adjustment as the letters on the walnut. I used Gorilla clear super glue to assemble everything. It’s pretty forgiving to slightly reposition until you firmly press the surfaces together. I’d love to see what you make! Hope that helped!
Thanks! My first attempt at this completely stole the font / look of your sign above (hey imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?) and then created my own design with other sign attributes. Just starting the cuts this weekend as I’ve been working on the CAD file for a bit.
Then I got inspiration as I was looking for Illustrator corners and found a REALLY cool “technology” background that I’ll be etching into a 2nd sign and doing essentially the same stack with letters, although a different font. Still designing that one, but should be cool.
And I run IT for an Engineering firm, this sign is specifically for my Software Developers - they requested it once they found out I had a GlowForge - how can I say no!
Gorilla clear super glue, not the brown stuff that needs water activation…it sets pretty quickly, too.