Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #12: Cutting signs for the wedding . . .

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Blog entry by copythat posted 03-24-2018 07:51 PM 3709 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started cutting signs for my daughter’s wedding. I came up with a design for the first sign (24” x 24”) and practiced on a piece of MDF. I was worried about the cutting pattern on the smaller font and rightfully so; it turned out well in practice but not on the finished pine piece.

Ok, I’ve learned my lesson—if I think it isn’t going to work, I should try something else. Luckily, my wife is going to stain the pine and paint the letters so I don’t think my blunder will be glaringly obvious. Oh yeah, it’s time to order some additional bits!

-- Rob

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 04:31 AM


You could use a paint roller lightly coated with stain and run it over the flat part. That would make the lettering stand out more and would be pretty simple.


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#2 posted 03-25-2018 05:41 AM

My wife is going to use a dark stain on the pine to bring out the grain. She is then going to seal it and follow up by painting the lettering white. She showed me a picture of what she planned to do and it looked pretty nice. Luckily my wife is very crafty and artistic.

-- Rob

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