Category: EL Sign

Bar Sign Debrief

In my last post, I promised photos of the completed sign, once the cocktail party had been. I’m happy to report that Neville liked the sign, as did all the party guests. Here’s a photo of the sign lit up

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Bar Sign Finished

The sign is finished and wrapped up ready to go. You’ll have to wait until after the party for me to reveal the completed photos. I’m very happy with the result. Here’s a teaser…

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Slow progress

It’s been very slow going attaching the EL Wire to the sign. The sign needs to be finished for the 16th April, so I need to pick up the pace. I’ve started to use a toothpick to apply the glue

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Attaching EL Wire

I’ve started attaching the EL wire to the sign. I first attached it using a Gel Superglue, but it spread terribly and left cloudy marks everywhere, so I carefully undid my work and went looking for another glue. I settled

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Brushed Steel Plate

I’ve cut myself a piece of steel for the sign and managed to get it completed to the point where I can attach the EL wire. I first grabbed two washers, bent them slightly and welded them to the steel.

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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.

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Electroluminescent Bar Sign Project

A friend of mine is coming up to his 40th Birthday and he’s having a cocktail party to celebrate. I’ve decided I wanted to make him a “Neon” bar sign for a gift. Neon signs are expensive, use lots of

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