How to make a logoplate
this is one way to do it. Start by making the design on a computer. Use
a picture or scan of an existing logo or design your own from scratch.
Here I applied a bevel function to make the text look more "3-d".
Otherwise the logo would look too flat, like just a piece of paper
(which it actually is, of course!).
This logo will be about 13 cm wide, I wouldn´t recommend to make much smaller.
Print the logo using a photo paper.
is the tricky part! Cut the logo using a sharp knife and other tools
you have. I think small curved scissors work pretty well.
In this picture you might see the difference between flat and bevelled text a little better.
Prepare the baseplate next. I used thin plywood because it is easier to
work with than plastic or metal. You can find that stuff in model shops.
Clue the logo on the baseplate. I used a clue stick and let it dry properly under a weight.
After that I had to trim the plate to follow the curves of the text. I
used a "dremel-tool" (Ryobi, actually) with the bits in the picture.
Remember to leave space for fixing screws!
Before drilling screw holes you might want to measure right spacing for your grille, if you´re using one.
Spray a few coats of lacquer on the finished logo for protection and hope that it won´t ruin your print!
And here it is!
I have to confess that this was the first time I did this (and I´m boldly teaching this method like an old pro!).
Anyways, this seems to work. And it really isn´t too much work compared to the result.
©Jukka Korppi 2015