Custom Nova SS car modeled for return customer Larry Harmon of Precision Carving. Larry sent us this great carving result he had using our model. His customer was very happy with how it all came out, another great collaboration between PLA3D and a talented CNC craftsman! Great job Larry!
Getting our toes wet in the sign making industry with this first commercial sign production project.
We had the pleasure of meeting with the owners of Big Axe Brewery (a new local brewery and INN) this year. They were kind enough to offer us the opportunity to design and produce their business sign. They wanted something original, creative and local so this job was a perfect stepping stone for PLA3D's custom sign portfolio.
We were able to provide the client with one-on-one consultations and design proofs based on their logo and the concept they had in mind. Showing them 3D renderings along the way and colour/material renderings helped stear the project into reality.
With the help of local wood manufacturers and the CNC carving services from our friends at http://www.lithophanecustommade.com/ we were able to put all the pieces together and produce our design in a large 4 foot x 3.5 foot laminated 2" ash blank.
Then came the dirty work! Many hours of detail sanding after receiving it from my CNC carver was needed. Once the sanding is done came the staining, I went with a dark walnut finish so that when i sand it down a second time the light wood colour would pop through the dark background which worked like a charm:
The Next step was adding a splash of red to my decorative relief elements and a touch of gold all around the edge of the sign. Once my colours and stains were all balanced out and dried I applied a final layer of exterior decking clear coat in order for the sign to survive our harsh canadian winter season and UV exposure outside. Final results turned out great and client is very happy with her final product:
It's all part of the plan...
Here they are, the doodles I sketched a few weeks ago are now availlable as CAD models, the Halloween No.1 mini-project available at CNCminiProjects for all your CNC machine heads out there. And don't forget to also pick up the other new mini-project, Loonie Cottage Sign No.1 which was a collaboration between Todd and I. IF you buy them both before November we'll give you 20% off all our other 13 models until November 30th, 2013. Don't delay, act today!