Since 2001, we’ve been making hand-crafted signs (as well as a few logos and other bits and pieces) in our workshop here in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia.
Like any sign-maker interested in improving their craft, we’ve tried out many techniques and continue to develop our methods and tools as the years go by. Having been at it now for more than a decade, we’ve learned a few things about sign-making along the way. What’s more, we don’t mind sharing our knowledge of the craft with anyone who’s interested. The sign industry has always been collaborative and we want it to remain that way. After all, when we first got started, we learned how to carve, gild, and paint from old-timers like Jaye Cooke and Paul White.
So, if you have a question about sign-making history, tools, techniques, design, substrates, hanging systems, primer, brushes, why so many quarterboards feature gilded pineapples, or anything else, ask away! We’ll do our best to give you a helpful answer, and we may even feature the exchange (anonymously, of course) on this blog.
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Look forward to hearing from you!