Thanks guys. This was kind of a one-off and I'm not really set up to make parts to sell. Someone with a 3D printer could probably make a pretty cool sign. DIY, is pretty straight forward to put together, though.
I used the image of the sign that Libtech posted a while back. I just did some tweaks to that image, reworked the text and arrow.
Here is a file on my google drive with various sizes of the dock you can use. I used the smaller image for my sign.
- Adhesive label paper or inkjet vinyl, with adhesive backing
- 1/8" white foam/poster board. You can get this at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, etc.
- Lamination sheet (optional)
- Clear Matte spray
- 2" metal post (could be longer depending on how large you want the sign)
- sharp hobby knife
- hot glue
- white spray paint
Print out the image file (best quality) on your paper to essentially make it a sticker.
Choose which size you'd like for your sign. Then cut out a rough piece that includes all 3 graphic elements for the sign.
Stick that rough cutout on your foam board.
Then you can either cover with a piece of laminate or lightly spray some clear matte spray on it. Basically you want to protect the image and cut down on any gloss, so if you do laminate, give it a light spray after the lamination is applied.
Use an x-acto or other sharp hobby knife to carefully cut out the individual images for the sign. (the map, text block, and arrow octagon). You'll end up with 3 foam pieces with graphics on them.
Paint your 2" metal post with some white spray paint.
Once that's dry, use your hot glue gun to adhere the 3 foam pieces to the post.
Mount the sign in the location desired. For mine, I put it where one of the wood screws was holding down the plastics on the right side. In order to do this, I used a small metal hand saw to cut the screw part off a #6 screw. Then I threaded that into the post, essentially making the post a wood screw.