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Village of Newberry Sign 21 Jun 2016 06:52 #1

  • Mike Schnorr
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Newberry claims to be the "Moose Capital of Michigan" so they use a moose for everything. They had almost no budget and were going to do a black vinyl moose silhouette on their sign so I figured I'd better step up and make sure they got something better. Limitations were that we had to use the existing posts and there is a massive rock in front of it so I made them do the sign board. 4x8 oval, 3/4" marine plywood with 2 coats of marine primer and 1 coat of exterior latex.





I precut and painted everything so that once they got the board up, all I had to do was glue and screw it in place. (I snuck over there last Saturday while no one was around...)

Village of Newberry Sign 21 Jun 2016 07:13 #2

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This deserves a way better oval- good job on your parts. Gene

Village of Newberry Sign 21 Jun 2016 08:35 #3

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Hi Mike, Nice work, client's limitations are a PIA. That sign is screeming for a border.
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Village of Newberry Sign 22 Jun 2016 06:36 #4

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I'm trying to talk them into a border using PVC strips like purfling on a guitar. It will finish it off and also protect the plywood edge from the elements...

Village of Newberry Sign 22 Jun 2016 07:46 #5

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Than would actually work better. Protect the edges and the border would be farther away from the sign elements. Good solution.
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Village of Newberry Sign 03 Sep 2016 08:02 #6

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A little follow-up on this project. They loved the sign and asked me to make something similar for the Village Boardroom.

Decided to use nicer woods because it was going indoors. Used some clear birch from a friend and pine for the lower part. The Moose ended up being basswood as it was the only piece I had in my shop at the time and the project needed to be done for a visit from the Governor last Monday. Basswood is not my first choice for machine carving as it requires a lot of clean-up for fuzzies but it does take stain very well.

Thanks for looking!

Mike
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