Ghost #1: I was given a sign

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 10-20-2008 12:51 AM 1353 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ghost Sign

I had no idea of what to build for the most recent challenge . . . however DW came to the rescue with this . . .


She found it here LINK

I had a couple of pieces of 8ft long by 12” wide rough sawn pine that I though would be excellent for this project.

I started by cutting off a piece for the “sign” . . . 26” to be exact. I broke out the planer and smoothed out the remainder of the board for the ghost. There were no measurements so I had to eyeball it.


I built it in stages . . . finishing each piece and building from that one for the next piece. I made the head . . . the upper hand . . . left side . . . tail . . . and right hand.


As you can see I stepped the tail so that it would wrap around the front of the sign. I then proceeded to round all the corners of the ghost using drum sander on the DP.

To do:
- a little more work on the sign
- finishing touches on the ghost
- painting
- putting it all together

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#1 posted 10-20-2008 01:00 AM

Pretty cool. Any hint on what the sign will say?

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#2 posted 10-20-2008 06:55 PM

This is really cool. A project that requires you to ‘think things through’ with an original idea and step forward with every confidance that as an original work you get to define ‘how it’s done’. I like the tail wrapping around the sign, 3 dimensional. Keep us posted on your progress.

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#3 posted 10-20-2008 11:47 PM

Tks Russel & AMan.

R – no idea on the sign wording. Maybe “this space for rent” :-)

AMan – the tail transition could have been smoother, however once it is painted I’m sure no one (but me) will notice.

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#4 posted 10-22-2008 03:00 AM

Great sign Zuki!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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