Homeshow sign

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Project by Jeff posted 06-01-2009 08:43 AM 1431 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sign that I made, I think it was cypress. It was for a lady that did shows at her home for rustic home furnishings. I would call them shabby sheik. Anyway, I went through several iterations of the design and this is what I came up with that she liked. I used the computer to make the design, then printed a copy and used a projector to trace it to the wood. I started using a quarter from the current year on my larger projects next to my signiture. I used an ebony stain on the lettering and black parts, then a couple of coats of an outdoor sealant. The sign is mounted on a couple of iron rods that go in the ground.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#1 posted 06-01-2009 08:59 AM

cool sign. You got one of those craftsman carvers? Very nice.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 06-01-2009 09:22 AM

Actually I used a router to take down everything but the lettering by a 1/4” or so then used carving tools by hand to finish the letters where the router couldn’t reach and also the flur-de-li were all carved by hand. Probably took about 4 hours.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#3 posted 06-01-2009 10:11 AM

Tre Sheek Mon Ami
It is very nicely carved.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 05:07 PM

Only four hours? I’m impressed. I think it would have taken me at least four times that. Great job.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 07:30 PM

Very nice sign, especially for only four hours of work. I bet the client is pleased with this one. Keep it up.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 06-02-2009 12:59 AM

Hey Jeff
This sign is really well done looks great

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#7 posted 06-02-2009 01:06 AM

Great sign. Very well executed. I like the signature and coin idea.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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