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#250158 - Sat Apr 23 2011 07:46 PM goodyear sign
oilman514 Offline
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around a month ago i got a big porcelain goodyear sign that was missing alot of the sign so since my dad does decorative cuts in concrete like car emblems and patterns i had him cut out what i wanted from the sign and make a new one out of it so he got out the grinder and made me an awesome sign. all 3 pieces are from the same sign and are chained together. it not an original sign but atleast its made from one.

Thanks
Robert


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#250161 - Sat Apr 23 2011 07:53 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: oilman514]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
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did a nice job & it looks better
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#250163 - Sat Apr 23 2011 07:57 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Very nice, Worth more now than before
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#250167 - Sat Apr 23 2011 08:06 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: KZ1000]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Looks much better!. Just a suggestion though, I would put a longer chain on the heel of the shoe so it will be tipped like original Goodyear signs. That flat shoe looks odd on a goodyear gign
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#250188 - Sat Apr 23 2011 10:16 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: KZ1000]
Dale Stephens Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
Sorry...


Edited by Dale Stephens (Sat Apr 23 2011 10:23 PM)
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#250366 - Sun Apr 24 2011 05:29 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: Dale Stephens]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
Good idea and yes, try the longer chain on the heel side of the shoe.
John
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#250517 - Mon Apr 25 2011 10:21 AM Re: goodyear sign [Re: Vermonter]
always lookin Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 31 2011
Loc: Pa.
Cool idea Robert. You took a worthless piece and made it cool and worth something.

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#250525 - Mon Apr 25 2011 11:03 AM Re: goodyear sign [Re: always lookin]
BIGTOM Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
VERY creative, looks clean

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#250583 - Mon Apr 25 2011 05:38 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: BIGTOM]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
How did you cut the porcelain without getting any edge damage/chipping?
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#250629 - Mon Apr 25 2011 08:53 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: 1970mach]
oilman514 Offline
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thanks very much for the compliments and suggestions guys. my dad cut it with the grinder and i also thought the porcelain would chip but it didnt and the edges were sharp so he grinded them down smooth he has already started on a couple more bad signs i have laying around and probably going to make another of these since we have one more goodyear left. a guy came this morning and bought a truck load of signs off me and he ended up getting this one for $150 so my dad turned nothing in to 150 pretty easily

Thanks
Robert
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#250690 - Tue Apr 26 2011 07:08 AM Re: goodyear sign [Re: oilman514]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I wonder if a plasma cutter would do a nice sharp edge with the porcelain???

Anybody?
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#250759 - Tue Apr 26 2011 02:14 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
A plasma cuts at very high concentrated temps and if you cut from the back I believe it would work. Old porcelain is so thick I'm not sure the plasma would get ground from the front without some kind of starter hole to reveal the bare metal edge. Being the glass would be melted, I would expect a smooth edge but my concern would be warping especially on long cuts. Unless someone experiments on an old sign and gives us some news either way, I can only speculate based on welding experience.
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#250762 - Tue Apr 26 2011 02:26 PM Re: goodyear sign [Re: lordparaffin]
oilman514 Offline
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a local collector i know has had a good experience using plasma to cut a porcelain sign and yes it did come out with a smooth edge because the glass did melt unlike using the grinder
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#250917 - Wed Apr 27 2011 05:38 AM Re: goodyear sign [Re: oilman514]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
I havein the past seen some bad signs but the logos were good. I would have bought them to just cut the logo out, but was always concerned about the heat generated from a plasma cutter that we have at the shop. If I come across a really bad sign I will experiment.
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