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Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Low-tech letter production
Just wanted to share this tidbit with you about a job we did recently. The customer was in a big rush and wanted the letters installed as quickly as possible (as 80% do!). I didn’t have time to outsource the letters so I elected to cut them myself the oldfashioned way, with a jigsaw. Most of the straight cuts were made on the foot shear.
The letters were 32-in. tall and the aluminum composite panels were prefinished in red so there was no painting. During installation, a few areas didn’t have a vertical rib that I could attach the letters to. I simply cut a block from PVC square porch baluster as a spacer behind the letters. Conveniently they were the perfect thickness.