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Steve Luck

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I found a picture online of past Disney attractions and restaurants. They are always updating and improving things and this particular restaurant always fascinated me. My wife and I spent our honeymoon at a Disney resort in 1990 and we ate dinner there. It was located at Disney's Pleasure Island which has been changed to Downtown Disney. The Fireworks Factory was of course a themed restaurant and the food was excellent. I decided to build a replica of this fun place as a sample of 3 dimensional signage for my shop. Jamie suggested that I should post photos of the process, but somehow we got busy and I didn't get them on until today. At least I did remember to take the photos!  



 Fierworks Factory parts 2.JPG 

The base pieces were cut out of pink insulation foam and primed. The yellow stars and letters are cut from ¼" pvc (sintra). The red "V" shapes are also ¼" pvc.

fireworks factory sheet metal.JPG  

The background corrugated piece is actually aluminum from a friend's leftover barn pieces.

fireworks factory with Steve.JPG 

Here is the main piece assembled. The firecrackers are (you guessed it) PVC pipe with a ¼" black pvc top. I drilled the stars and glued the wire in each one. I then
wrapped them together with black electrical tape and squeezed them into the drilled hole of the black top piece.

Fireworks Factory with flash.JPG 

Here is the completed sign installed on my shop's wall. I can't believe it had been 24 years ago that I had been to this restaurant. This was a fun sign to make,
but the memory of this place has a special meaning to me and my wife. I now can reminisce each time I look at this sign on my wall.

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Congrats Steve! It came out FANTASTIC! Also, I want to thank you for detailing some of the process. I believe that everyone benefits when everyone shares how they do the things they do!
I also believe that copying something you've seen, teaches you so much about how different elements come together to form one finished piece. Especially if you have no idea of how it was fabricated to begin with.
You can hang that with pride!
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Dy-No-MITE!
Very cool.
-Marek
Steve Luck

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Thanks guys. You are right Jamie; I had no idea how they made it since it was up pretty high on the outside of their building. Of course my version is much smaller so I used materials that I keep in stock
for other signs.

My next 3D project will be an "original" idea so I will be utilizing materials that I would use for a sign
that needs to hold up outdoors. Thanks for the encouragement. Maybe I will be able to participate in
the next 3D challenge. I just got so busy during that time that I couldn't devote any extra time to joining in, even though I had a really good idea that I wanted to do! I still may make it anyway.

What's next? a Themed Challenge perhaps?

Sign-cerely, Steve
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Im too scared to issue a challenge anymore. It seems I start with great intentions, then can't finish it in time. My octopus is sadly a desk ornament at the moment!
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Well done Steve!  Its a great display piece!  I look forward to seeing your next one.

Sample pieces are a great investment for each of us. First you get to do something new and hopefully learn some new things. I love eye candy on the walls of my shop and studio. These samples also give our customers a better idea of what we can do and lastly it boosts our confidence. And if they trigger a fond memory in the process that's a bonus!

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This turned out super, Steve!
I love mixed material solutions like this and you really nailed it!
For reference on what a nice job Steve did, here is a picture of
what it used to look like....

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that is a fantastic job. like you, my wife and I went to Disney, in florida, on our honeymoon.
last month we went again.  she told me of things we saw and did there 36 years ago.  sadly, I can't remember too many of them. and we have pictures of when we took our boys there about 30 years ago.  I can't remember some of those things and I see the pictures so I know we did them.  I don't think its Alzheimer's or any disease, I think I just didn't pay enough attention to the present. I did not understand how important "now" is.
I took a ton of pictures this time when we were there. 99% of them were signs.  I love that place, they spare no expense on the buildings, the trim, the signs,etc.
thanks for posting.
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