The creature was made from foam blocks shaped and glued together on an aluminum frame mounted on the sign structure. Free Form® Habitat® Black Epoxy Putty, from Reynolds Advanced Materials, was used to coat the foam and HDU was used to make the teeth.
Job was commissioned to us by Bobby Cooke from Cooke design/consultants from Myrtle Beach.
Signs installed, also build a custom monument for the town square
More building signs installed
Custom made wolf figurehead for the pirate ship Seawolf.
Ready to surf
Thanks to Owens steel's crane service. We mounted the surfboards to the wall and finally the sign.
Now that's a cool sign.
I have been complemented many times over the years on my wood texture. So I thought I would show some how-to images.
We use a material known as Signfoam or HDU, its been cut in strips and screwed to an aluminum tube frame. I start by rounding over the edges with a sander and then use a chisel to carve in some dimensions.
The chiseled dimension is just to give some shape to the wood and can be anything from knots to branches.
The next step really add the magic to the texture. I use a cone shaped sanding bit on the Dremel to add small wavy groves and details.
Finally I add some roughness with a file or sharp edge.
The Signworks Crew
We wanted to share some photos of a few signs that are being working on.
We love to create unique signs for our customers, please enjoy our creations as they evolve.