Even used a biscuit joiner:
David also painted the detail on the appliqué.
A well known master at gold leaf, he's willing to teach me.
To sum it up: David got the gig based on his reputation. He came to me
for font selection and model lay-out. I then cut it in 2 pieces 4 x 8
x 2" sign foam on my cnc and wrestled with the method of registration,
but got some help from the fine folk at the ShopBot Forum and
toolpatch detail advice at Vectric Forum.