Carved 30-lb. Precision Board HDU over a metal structure, mounted on hand-peeled fir logs
Oregon Garden entry
Vinyl lettering and 1 Shot enamel [] on two panels of ¾-in. overlaid plywood
Lettering was routed from a 3-by-4-ft., 30-lb. Precision Board HDU panel, then layers of HDU board were used to create the flower, which was hand carved.
Router-cut PVC letters faced with vinyl film, mounted on 8-by-8-ft. aluminum composite panel with a vinyl film background. The sign is double-faced, over an aluminum frame.
Letters and graphics are router-carved ½-in. PVC board on double-faced 4-by-8-ft. HDU board panels over tubular aluminum frame.
Lettering is CNC carved, finished with 23K gold leaf, and everything else is hand carved on this 4-ft.-diameter, double-faced HDU panel, which is hung on a bracket from
Router-carved letters in HDU board faces which were slid over 4-in. steel posts, then the stone work was added.
Sandblasted 2-by-4-ft. granite panel with powder-coated frame and posts; graphics were sealed with shellac then painted with 1 Shot enamel.
Jill helping out on an installation
Metal letters and logo from Gemini [] on hand-carved, 30-by-96-in., 30-lb. Precision Board HDU board panel, mounted on twisted juniper log posts
Double-faced 6-by-4-ft. sign on HDU board. The perimeter of the lettering and graphics were CNC-routed, then all surfaces and the background were hand carved.
Routed graphics on 5-by-8-ft. Alaskan yellow cedar sign face
Hand-cut letters and hand-carved hawk, mounted on aluminum panel over 5-by-4-ft. overlaid plywood panel; sign is double-faced.
Letters are router-cut 1½-in. HDU board over an HDU board panel on a metal structure.
Single-faced sign with V-routed lettering finished with 23K gold, carved in HDU board over an aluminum structure
Jeff Wisdom & Family Asa, Julie, Jeff and Jill

Profile: Jeff Wisdom

Eugene-Springfield, Oregon

By signcraft

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

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Shop name:
Oregon Signworks

Shop size: 1100 sq. ft.

Age: 58

Graphics equipment:
Summa plotter

I began my career in the sign industry in 1987 as an apprentice/assistant at LA Signs and Graphics, under the tutelage of John Studden. I lived in Venice, California, at the time and was in search of a new job opportunity. John’s shop was a classic sign shop—filled with panel projects and exceptional glass projects created by John, many on easels that lined walls of the shop.

I remember the scent of paints, glues and wood. I was intrigued by this new world, and I observed and learned as much as I could—basic layout skills, working with various sign materials and, most importantly, John’s techniques in sign production.

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