Wedding Unity Sign

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Project by DerekJ posted 08-05-2016 04:50 PM 1285 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister is getting married tomorrow and asked me to make this for her. In typical fashion, I just completed it this morning…

The panel itself came from the piano I converted into a bar (see my other projects) and is finished with BLO and a couple coats of wipe-on poly. I hired a local craft person to pain t the words for me and the frame is black walnut finished with General Finishes.

The walnut ring holding the rope was REALLY fun to make – I’ve never done anything like it!! Used a hole saw cut out the middle and then used a drum sander in my drill press to get the circle. Lots of hand sanding to round it out.

Overall, I’m happy with it and had a lot of fun brainstorming how to attach the rope. I do have to say I am disappointed with the epoxy squeeze-out that occurred, but I don’t want to try to fix it for fear of ruining the finish without enough time to repair.

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 04:29 AM

Excellent work, don’t screw with it she will love it just as it is. Besides how many people are really going to go over it with that harsh of criticism? My Grandfather told me we are our own worse critics. LOL, very true for me!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 06:33 PM

Thanks for the comment! I chose not to mess with anything and I received many compliments at the wedding last weekend.

It’s so true about being our own worst critics, but I think it helps drive performance and improvement… My wife HATES it because I’m never satisfied and always talking about what I could do better or will do different the next time.

-- Derek ~ Omaha, NE

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#3 posted 05-23-2018 12:17 PM

You did a nice job on this sign.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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