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Holt Builders Plate

Post by simonf » Sun May 31, 2015 3:04 pm

Disaster....the 'Built by Jack Holt' builders plate damaged by over exuberant use of heat gun - anyone have an example I could beg/buy?

About inch and half square and made of a strange white plastic - reads:

Designed and Built
by JACK HOLT Ltd.
Embankment
Putney
SW15

..not the end of the world as she's a boat to sail rather than look at and she's had a number of 'updates' over the years, but I'd like this detail to be right...

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Re: Holt Builders Plate

Post by Ed » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:12 pm

I don't......but Chris did have some made up I think.

Don't know if he has any left.

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Re: Holt Builders Plate

Post by chris » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:42 am

HOLT name plaque.pdf
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I printed on the water proof self adhesive paper and mounted that on thin plastic, bending over a good bit behind before it was screwed down. It came out as a decent version. If it could be machine engraved onto plastic that would be even better, but without looking very closely I don't think most people would realize.
Feel free to use this, which my graphic artist daughter prepared

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Re: Holt Builders Plate

Post by simonf » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:37 am

Chris you're a star! (..and so's your daughter..) - many thanks!

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Re: Holt Builders Plate

Post by chris » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:43 pm

By the way I decided I would put some varnish over it in case it wasn't very UV or water proof. I then put it out side to dry. I didn't notice it started to rain about an hour later The result was actually ideal as it added 40years of patina in one go. Another one I didn't varnish and has faded and the ink has slightly changed colour. I don't know if that is because I didn't varnish it or because I used cheap printer ink rather than the 'proper' stuff.

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Post by Ed » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:24 am

Most printer inks will fade if left in full sunlight for any period of time. A good UV varnish should help, but I don't think it will be the complete answer. 'Real' ink rather than cheapo ink would help also I would guess.

You might do better with a laser printer, but then you would need to check whether you could use a waterproof paper as laser-printers are much fussier about what paper is used.

As you already have the artwork, you might well find that it is easy enough to get one made from plastic or laminate sheeting with a laser-cutter. Laser cutters have a powersetting for 'cut' and also one for 'burn' which just leaves the surface slightly indented and burned black. Thinking about it, this should work well. Find someone who makes up laminate signing, they could do it.

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Re: Holt Builders Plate

Post by chris » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:32 pm

good idea, Ed

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Re: Holt Builders Plate

Post by Dare Barry » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:27 am

I am looking for one of these for N1002 which I rebuilt recently. Enquired about getting one made, they wanted £45, not keen.

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Re: Holt Builders Plate

Post by Nigel » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:49 am

Probably, nearly all the cost will be in the set up so maybe £45 for one, £46 for two ........

Opportunity for pooling demand?

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Post by Ed » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:46 pm

I reckon it depends on who you go to...

Engraves seem to just charge what they think the market can bear or what they can get away with.

If you have the artwork, it costs them pretty much nothing more that a few pence for the laminate sheeting. Set up is nothing more that finding a bit of laminate, lying it on the machine and hitting the 'go' button.

The laser cutter at work will become freer as soon as end of year shows are all done. I might see about making a few then. If anyone is interested, get in touch.

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Re: Holt Builders Plate

Post by chris » Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:42 pm

book me in for 2 Ed if you can.

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