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Lark Rise sign installed.

Today was very rainy and rather cold but it was the long awaited day to install the Lark Rise sign. It arrived safe and sound. Hailey mixed up the cement and then we tipped the sign into the hole. It didn't take long to fill the hole with concrete, level up the sign and plant a few small rocks around the base for photos. The client will landscape it later - on a nicer day.

The sign fit in to the scenery perfectly!

-grampa dan 

Building a sign is only half the fun

When I am dreamng up our cool projects I am also starting to think about how we will permanently mount it, how we will hold it up for fabrication and how we will transport it to it's permanent home. If possible the mounting points do all three but sometimes we have to get creative. There are many creative ways to hold, fasten and transport a sign. 

For the Lark Rise sign we couldn't transport it upright. It was too tall. But we didn't want to lay it down on the trailer. So I welded up three steel cradles and bolted them to the trailer bed. The sign was laid down on the cradles keeping  the painted surfaces thre inches off the trailer. The metal bits are easily and quickly painted on site after the sign is in it's permanent home.

All straps to fasten the sign into the trailer will be tied to the metal bits as well. The sign should arrive in perfect condition.

-grampa dan

Neigh(r)ly there.

Today the ladies of my crew finished painting the glazes on the Lark Rise post and sign. The flat base colors became rich and deep as layer after layer pf paint and glaze was applied and judicuously removed to reveal and enhance the texture of the woodgrains. The bright silver of the sign peeks through the deep metallic black top coat adding a perfect sparkle. The lower numerals of the address will be painted with a triple coat of a durable metallic gold paint. The lettering on the face of the sign will reciece the ultimate sparkle of 23K gold. In the shot below Sarah and Haley are applying the dark brown glaze to finish off the wood of the post.

In the bottom shot the base painting and glazing are done as is the first coat of the colored bits and gold numerals. The numbers and decorative elements will get one or two more coats of color and then it is time for the real gold bling!

We are neigh(r)ly there.

-grampa dan