While this video only takes three and a half minutes, the actual sign took several days to make. Victoria Estok and Kyle Hittmeier helped along the way – Kyle can be seen painting, Victoria is more elusive. The soundtrack is from some old friends from California, specifically: The Steady Ups and Doctor Echo’s Dub Disaster album, which is one of my favorites. Worth every penny and more.
All of this is basically in the video, but here it is again. The design was originally a vector file. I made the printout on a large-format copier at the local chain store copy shop for about 8 dollars. Then used a light coat of spray mount to attach it temporarily to the wood. Then I followed the cuts with a good blade in the jig saw, and drilled where the circles were. Before removing the paper I drew a line over the printed line with a pen to leave an indentation on the wood. Lighting this from the side with a small flashlight, I could then trace over the indentations directly onto the wood with pencil. As I did this I removed the paper. Using the re-positionable spray mount means there is no residue of paper or adhesive.
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