Obtaining Materials

I’ve done a bit of work on my bar sign project.

First of all, I’ve converted my design to black and white, resized it a bit and printed it out onto A3 paper.

This is the (rough) but workable pattern.

I’ve been ringing around getting prices for a 400mm x 300mm piece of black perspex and the prices are rather high. $40 minimum fee for the material, so I’ve decided to use some 2mm steel instead. The plan is to give it an industrial brushed look with a grinder and then give it a couple of coats of varnish.

I’ve used pieces of string on the printed out pattern to decide how much of each colour of EL wire I require. I’ve found EL Lighting Solutions, who sell all the colours I need for $7 a metre, so I’ve placed an order for the rest of the materials.

I should be able to make some headway on the sign in a matter of days

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