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Blog series by Zuki updated 10-28-2008 12:09 AM 3 parts 3709 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: I was given a sign

10-20-2008 12:51 AM by Zuki | 4 comments »

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 bui...

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Part 2: I ain't fraid of no ghost

10-24-2008 11:36 PM by Zuki | 3 comments »

I had the day off work. When I finished doing some chores around the house I got back to my ghost sign. First thing was to paint the ghost. Throughout the afternoon I gave it several coats of paint. DW said that she would like to sign to look like it was several board cracked up. I cut “Vs” at the ends of each board. The funny line down the middle is the result of a picture stich. I then broke out the Marples to carve grooves in the board. This is the first time that I h...

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Part 3: Part III – Revenge of the Ghost

10-28-2008 12:09 AM by Zuki | 2 comments »

All good horror flicks come in threes . . . so the blog will end after the third instalment. I had DW sketch out a couple of eyes on the head of the ghost as my freehand for circles is shaky at best. I then broke out the plunge router and my newly purchased upcut spiral bit from Lee Valley (shameless plug for sponsor – wink wink) to gouge out the eyes. After blackening the ghost’s eyes it was on to the assembly and voila . . . I have a Ghost Sign. My creative j...

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