Housewarming present

When my sister and her husband moved into their new house at the end of 2015, I promised to make them a numberplate.

They finally got it as a christmas present in 2016.

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The finished piece

The glass is roughly A4 size, and made from 4 sheets of float glass, stacked and fused together.  The number was cut from aluminium sheet and sandwiched between the glass sheets.

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Close up of sandblasted lettering

The street name was created by deeply sandblasting the glass.  The surface of the lettering is actually smooth: the apparent speckling on the surface of each letter is actually the back side of the glass which had been sandblasted.

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The mounting bracket

And mounting brackets made from steel bar.