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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2018, 12:22:54 AM »
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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2018, 03:20:00 AM »
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Okay, back to bricks. Here are some progress shots. I have to say, it is really nice working with board. Cutting is easy with a sharp knife or razor, and everything glues with white glue. I use rubber cement to laminate the prints to the board.









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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2018, 04:02:10 AM »
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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2018, 04:51:06 AM »
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Okay, back to bricks. Here are some progress shots. I have to say, it is really nice working with board. Cutting is easy with a sharp knife or razor, and everything glues with white glue. I use rubber cement to laminate the prints to the board.


That looks really nice - much better than I expected.  The gas meter is also a cut-out flat piece?  Sweet! I bet the rubber cement smells really good too!  :D
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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2018, 08:27:57 AM »
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I might have missed it, but what kind of board?

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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2018, 08:32:34 AM »
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Wow, fast and accurate. I know there was some time spent on the computer, but still, that was fast. Looks good.
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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2018, 08:39:40 AM »
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Great results, but what took you so long?

My only concern might be the use of rubber cement--it has a tendency to degrade over time, and the paper images might start to peel off.
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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2018, 09:31:03 AM »
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Wow.  OK, I give up.  Doug Nelson can do more over a weekend than I get done in a month. 

On the off topic note, just to establish that there is such a thing as an industrial hot dog stand, let me present the Vienna factory store and cafe (attached to the factory) on Damen in Chicago.  http://nationalave.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/DSC_5716_640.jpg

If you are not from Chicago, you may never have heard of Vienna brand hot dogs, this because almost the entire production is consumed within Chicago and adjacent municipalities with very few available for export to other places.
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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2018, 09:58:00 AM »
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On the off topic note, just to establish that there is such a thing as an industrial hot dog stand, let me present the Vienna factory store and cafe (attached to the factory) on Damen in Chicago.  http://nationalave.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/DSC_5716_640.jpg

If you are not from Chicago, you may never have heard of Vienna brand hot dogs, this because almost the entire production is consumed within Chicago and adjacent municipalities with very few available for export to other places.

I have, but I had no idea the reason why they stayed in Chicago was because of demand. Amazing, but not surprising. They are indeed the quintessential Chicago dog! For as much as I love chili dogs...I actually like Chicago Dogs more, and that's really saying something that I prefer an encased meat tube topped with veggies over meat chili. It was a sad day when Hot Doug's closed down.



Wow.  OK, I give up.  Doug Nelson can do more over a weekend than I get done in a month. 

This is why I always joke about how much I hate him. Maybe if I spend less time posting about hot dogs and actually did some modelling. Hmm.


My only concern might be the use of rubber cement--it has a tendency to degrade over time, and the paper images might start to peel off.

@David K. Smith is there something you would use instead of rubber cement?
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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2018, 10:21:50 AM »
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@David K. Smith is there something you would use instead of rubber cement?

A few things. You can purchase the material that makes sticky-back labels, which is essentially very wide double-sided tape. Or, you can purchase self-adhesive poster board. Or, spread a thin layer of white glue on the board and apply the print.
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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2018, 10:36:07 AM »
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I might have missed it, but what kind of board?

The board is acid-free mat board. You can usually pick up scraps cheap at framing stores.

Regarding rubber cement, this is what is often used to mount photographs. When you coat both sides, it should be permanent. Spray mount in a can is also rubber cement. You could also use wax mounting tissue, but this works best with a heat press. You might be able to get this to work with an iron.

Regarding the brick texture, a laser cutter may produce good results, but I am not sure you can tell the difference from beyond a few inches. I have a friend with a laser cutter and I am going to look into that.

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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2018, 12:24:47 PM »
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Lance Mindheim uses adhesive spray cans.

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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2018, 12:46:42 PM »
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Beautiful!

On the subject of adhesives, I've been very happy using 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive. It's a spray on, and dries "quick and clear," just like it says on the label. I only started using it a few months ago, so I can't testify as to how it will hold up over the long run, but I've been encouraged so far.

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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2018, 01:16:05 PM »
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Very well done, that looks great.

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Re: Industrial Challenge: Beer's Auto Electric Service - Johnstown PA
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2018, 01:24:15 PM »
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Outstanding.  I love how it's a simple, yet complex building.

And @chicken45, Polock Johnny's isn't a greasy spoon.  It's a church.

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