Paul Martin, owner of Piccadilly Signs in Winnipeg, Canada is our newest fan of hand-carving PBLT-30. You may remember him from our previous blog: Precision Board Plus in High Definition.
After speaking with Kellie Miller, Customer Relations Manager at Coastal Enterprises, about the benefits of using PBLT-30, Paul decided to try hand-carving some himself and has become quite fond of it. In the pictures you see here, PBLT-30 was used for the 3 dimensional items, such as the bear and the tree trunk in the “Wests” sign. The rest of the sign was made using PBLT-18.
Paul stated that he enjoys working with PBLT-30 because “the level of intricate detail it can hold is greater than the lower densities.” According to him, he used his normal carving tools such as rotary drills and traditional wood carving tools and they worked fine. While tougher to carve than PBLT-15, the PBLT-30 reminds him of carving wood – but having no grain makes it a superior product.
After working for a large sign company for many years, and self-teaching himself wood carving as a hobby, Paul recently started his own sign company and stated he “hasn’t looked back since.” Paul’s work will even be featured on the cover of the upcoming September edition of Sign Builder Illustrated. You can see more pictures of his work at: http://piccadillysigns.com/.