There is a better image of the sign on our web site,under bisiness signs, service signs in our gallery.
It is a 2X VG Redwood panel.The dimensions are 3'2"X10'0".I cut the outer shape with a jig saw and primed the entire panel.I have not hade very good luck cutting through wood that thick on the router,it was over 8'and everything has to be oversized and that can get expensive with Redwood.I then rolled the entire panel with green cromatic.
The design was done on AI and then given to me ,converted to .PLT on the PC that runs the table.
Used auto-carve using v-grove option.
Sign is double sided so i had to make sure tool depth did not exceed more than half way through.ended up with these tools
top artwork 140 degee bit
copy and pinstripe 120 degree bit
panel is 10' so i had to make a horizontal cut line in panel.chose to do it between the u and l in consultants.this breaks the job into 2.I dont know it you have this option, I assume you do.using the bottom right of the panel as home point.ran first job, which was copy and pin only.Table then tells you how far to slide the panel forward.Then ran rest of copy and pinstripe.Then changed bits and ran artwork on top.obviously keeping the panel lined up is very very imporntant.Fliped the panel over and repeated the process.There are many steps involved and i tried to give as much detail as possible,Without going on and on about details that you arleady know.If you have any questions just ask.
I then primed the routed areas wiping away excess primer from panel surface.then painted them a similar color to gold leaf.Crome yellow will even work.Then gold leafed everything routed.using a roller and brush touched up around copy.
You are probally going to tell me i should have used gerber mask.I have not had very good luck with it.never seems to make a good seal after routing.
Dennis one more question on the solid surface material.How do you remove mill marks and polish the peice.I got a peice today and cut it on the band saw and it was dull and ugly.I have not put any on the table yet,I dont know if that will produce the same problem?