Sign & Digital Graphics

September '14

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • September 2014 • 113 the thickness of the metal, eliminating a sharp and hazardous edge. Sign makers should consider safety issues like this at all times, for the sake of the public and themselves. How awful it would be to work as hard as we do, to see all our income van- ish because of an unfortunate accident and lawsuit. Working smart can be more important than working hard, and I know all about the working hard part. But, at least our work is enjoyable, and if done efficiently and productively, and at times "one-man-army" style, it is prof- itable as well. That's how it is supposed to work, anyway. And built-by-hand projects, like the ones shown here, are some of the kinds of work I enjoy, which keeps me out of trouble and keeps our commercial sign business healthy and in the black. SDG Another similar job we did was for a local hair salon, with a short base and flat .125 alum face. Once more, diligent prep work done with a fiber disk takes off fingerprints and other residue prior to finishing. The sign face on this sign presented some sharp edge hazards, so at each end the material was dou- bled to reduce any hazard to the public (and keep us out of trouble). Another handmade sign project, of mostly metal construction with Hardie board skirting on the base.

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