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goodyear sign #250158
Sat Apr 23 2011 05:46 PM
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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.

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Robert

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Re: goodyear sign [Re: oilman514] #250161
Sat Apr 23 2011 05:53 PM
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did a nice job & it looks better


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Re: goodyear sign [Re: advertologist] #250163
Sat Apr 23 2011 05:57 PM
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Very nice, Worth more now than before


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Re: goodyear sign [Re: KZ1000] #250167
Sat Apr 23 2011 06:06 PM
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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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Re: goodyear sign [Re: KZ1000] #250188
Sat Apr 23 2011 08:16 PM
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Sorry...

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Re: goodyear sign [Re: Dale Stephens] #250366
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Good idea and yes, try the longer chain on the heel side of the shoe.
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Re: goodyear sign [Re: Vermonter] #250517
Mon Apr 25 2011 08:21 AM
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Cool idea Robert. You took a worthless piece and made it cool and worth something.

Re: goodyear sign [Re: always lookin] #250525
Mon Apr 25 2011 09:03 AM
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VERY creative, looks clean

Re: goodyear sign [Re: BIGTOM] #250583
Mon Apr 25 2011 03:38 PM
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How did you cut the porcelain without getting any edge damage/chipping?


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Re: goodyear sign [Re: 1970mach] #250629
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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

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Re: goodyear sign [Re: oilman514] #250690
Tue Apr 26 2011 05:08 AM
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I wonder if a plasma cutter would do a nice sharp edge with the porcelain???

Anybody?


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Re: goodyear sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #250759
Tue Apr 26 2011 12:14 PM
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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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Re: goodyear sign [Re: lordparaffin] #250762
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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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Re: goodyear sign [Re: oilman514] #250917
Wed Apr 27 2011 03:38 AM
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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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