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My neighborhood has the addresses painted on the curb, mostly so emergency services can find your house in the case of an, um, emergency.  The one in front of my house was getting quite worn, so I decided to repaint it. 

Items needed:
spray paint (gloss white, reflective, and semi-gloss or flat black)
masking tape
newspaper for masking
TechShop (for making template)

Step 1: Make a template

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I used the computers at TechShop, since they also have Laser cutters for the next steps. Also, I don't have Corel Draw on my Mac, and it's available on all of TechShop's computers. 

I used Corel Draw to sketch a 4" tall set of house numbers.  I selected a font I liked, placed the numbers, then used Corel's convert to curves feature to get the outline of the numbers. 

I originally cut them out in heavy paper, but decided I wanted a truly reusable set, as the numbers fade on the curb after a couple of years. Therefore I used a piece of scrap acrylic for the final version. 

onrust3 years ago
This is a great job for kids to go through their neighborhood for part-time work. I've done it several times over the years.
Geli123 years ago
It reminds me of an epiode of The Simpsons :-D
Geli123 years ago
It reminds me of an epiode of The Simpsons :-D
slowtec3 years ago
I like the initiative, and think you did great with the acrylic, but this could have been more easily achieved with some cut vinyl, and would have been a fraction of the expense/time. Only takes about 5 seconds for my vinyl cutter to do a cut like that.

But, I also understand having access to machines but no projects use them for... I often build/make things because I can, not because I need to.

Great job on the instructable!