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Model Signage ProjectsIn the last ten years, I have seen hundreds of examples of "craft" signs made with the use of a craftcutter. Many "hand-painted" "farmhouse" signs were obviously done with stencils created on craftcutters.
The same technology can be used on models, at least down to a certain scale.
Several friends have used their craftcutters to relabel their rolling stock for their railroads. Others have used them to provide signage for their buildings, or billboards, etc.
Applications include using "permanent" vinyl applied directly, one-time use vinyl stencils, and stencils made from "stencil" stock that can be used over and over.
With the newer craftcutters able to cut thicker stock, raised lettering for building signs is quite easy.
We are just getting started in listing such examples, but we hope to grow the list as we see - or create - more signage projects that fit in this category.
Here is what we have so far:
We're just getting started on this part of the site, and we would love to see your examples. Please contact us if you have anything to share.
ConclusionI realize that so far our reference material outweighs our project material, but we're just getting started. Hopefully, we've provided a necessary foundation for other articles and resources I hope to provide shortly.
In addition, if you've been thinking about getting a cutter for your own or your club's purposes, I hope this helps you avoid any critical mistakes.
Watch this page: more articles are in the works.
As always, we want to hear your suggestions, criticisms, additions, etc. Enjoy your hobbies, and especially any time you can spend with your family in the coming months!
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