I needed a new display piece or two for an up coming car show we will be showing our signs in. It is a brand new market for us but it could be pretty good. We will of course bring our little sidewalk sign/truck to the show and it is bound to be a hit. The signs in the back were made on the router with 30 lb Precision Board. The truck was sculpted with epoxy over a welded steel frame.
The reality however is that not everyone can afford (or wants) a large piece like this. I needed some smaller pieces to catch potential buyer's eyes. I figured most folks who work on cars have a shop. It's a personal space that needs a sign to identify it as their very own. I didn't have to look any further than my own toolbox for inspiration. I grabbed a wrench form the drawer and quickly whipped up a vector file - adding my own name instead of the real brand that was on my tools.
It only took a few minutes to create the reliefs in EnRoute, tool path it and send it to the MultiCam. I threw a part sheet of 1.5" thick 30 lb Precision Board on the table and set the machine in motion. Then I went to do other chores.
In less than an hour the router was done. I had two halves of a large wrench ready for gluing. I spread on a thin coat of PB Bond 240 glue, misted with water and clamped things up. I'll be back tomorrow with the continuation of this story...