September 2017 - Coastal Enterprises
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Month: September 2017
30 Sep
2017

Creating a fishing boat relief

I built this little fishing boart quite some time ago but decided to revisit it when I was recently teaching a workshop. It's a complex but not too difficult a build which is fascinating. The first time I built these reliefs I was pretty new to EnRoute and the MultiCam. That gave me an appreciation for the feelings I knew my students would have.

27 Sep
2017

Enroute Summit 2017.

A couple of years back, I attended my first EnRoute workshop in Denver Colorado. I had and amazing time with some old friends and made some new friends along the way. When EnRoute announced it was holding a competition leading up to the 2017 Summit in Salt Lake City, I climbed all over it. Up for grabs were cash prizes, advertising opportunities, and free trips to the summit. I’m happy to say that we placed 1st in the Novelty category with our gear set.

27 Sep
2017

Priming High Density Urethane – Did You Know?

Did you know Coastal Enterprises manufactures a water-based primer that is high in solids, which is perfect for HDU, but can also be used on wood, metal and concrete? FSC-88 WB is a sprayable, brushable, rollable water based primer/filler that is used on Precision Board Plus HDU prior to finishing with paints and coatings. Use FSC-88 WB..

26 Sep
2017

Buster gets a coat of paint

Im my last post about the Could Buster sign I had finished the sculpt and he was waiting for paint. As with many f our signs we started with a cot of Coastal Enterprises FSC-88 WB primer. It's a heavy bodied water base primer that is sandal. Only our intention is not to smooth things out but instead add even more texture. This paint is the perfect ticket for that task

25 Sep
2017

Assembly of the Hazelnut Inn main sign – part one

The center portion of the sign would be a giant oval but we didn't need the whole thing as the bottom would be tucked into a themed base and the top would be in the canopy of the tree. By cutting these off we would save a lot of Precision Board, an important consideration as this portion of the sign would be a whopping fourteen inches thick.  The centre oval would be a concave dome and routed from 4" thick precision Board. Because we were cutting the top and bottom off the oval we could get both pieces out of the same sheet.  We would build the reliefs in four pieces. First we created a four inch flat relief, the thickness of our board.

25 Sep
2017

Hazelnut Inn main sign – part three

The center portion of the sign would be a giant oval but we didn't need the whole thing as the bottom would be tucked into a themed base and the top would be in the canopy of the tree. By cutting these off we would save a lot of Precision Board, an important consideration as this portion of the sign would be a whopping fourteen inches thick.  The centre oval would be a concave dome and routed from 4" thick precision Board. Because we were cutting the top and bottom off the oval we could get both pieces out of the same sheet.  We would build the reliefs in four pieces. First we created a four inch flat relief, the thickness of our board.

25 Sep
2017

Hazelnut Inn main sign – part two

With the design for the Hazelnut Inn finally in hand we set to work in EnRoute. I had done the design using Adobe Photoshop using my iPad as an interface. I based the lettering on an actual font but modified it a fair amount. Now that needed to be done using vectors.

25 Sep
2017

Hazelnut Inn main sign – part one

The main sign for the Hazelnut Inn is undoubtably the most important as it will set the tone and be the first taste of the experience guest will have in this place. The final design came about after much discussion and many tries. It is said that designing for yourself is the hardest thing I'm a believer! But the end result is well worth the struggle. From the first concept two things remained the same - the tree and the lettering.

25 Sep
2017

Under Hill delight

As is most often the case we started off with a concept drawing. I brought this into EnRoute and traced over it to create the vectors needed to make the reliefs and for the plasma cut parts as well. The lettering was curved to the shape of the scroll using the warp tool. The only thing not settled was the ornamentation on the scroll as the debate had not yet been decided. I handed the vectors over to Peter at this stage

25 Sep
2017

Assembling the Copper Crown Sign

We formed the pieces for the crown using our roller and also by hand as necessary. Then everything was welded up into once assembly. While we could have routed the end pieces it was easier and faster the do it by hand. We formed some pencil rod in the shape we wanted and then attached some metal lath.  The ring around the crown was cut from a piece of 16" diameter pipe. The Curved flat bar was hand shaped and formed in pieces.