"My first task at TAFE was to create a logo and to then make a sandblasted wooden sign. I started off with designing a logo using SignLab software - for me this was the most challenging aspect of this task!. I then used a plotter to cut the logo out onto a thick, green, rubber compound vinyl that withstands sandblasting.
I applied the vinyl onto a 600mm x 420mm slab of pine wood and sandblasted it. The logo was standing out and raised higher than the background. Leaving the vinyl in place, I used a dark wood stain and painted over the whole sign, and then used a lighter stain to go over the top. This bought out imperfections in the wood, creating raised features in the grain to generate a unique look.
To finish, I pulled off the vinyl, exposing the raised, raw wood Honda logo."