Lately, I have been using aluminum more. It certainly has its own challenges because aluminum and steel don’t have many of the same properties. Everything from fabrication, to finishing, and painting are all different between the two materials. I decided to create a new Drop Metal sign to take to shows and exhibits. It is a smaller sign about 20 inches wide and created from 3/16 aluminum. It has tabs on the back to hang or a stand were it can sit on it own. I used a technique I picked up from my friend, Connie Ulrich, using hammered rivets, in this case from stainless steel.
Turned out pretty nice!