Sign for first grandbaby

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Project by miles125 posted 10-23-2007 08:09 PM 1733 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this for my grandaughter thats due in January. I found a site on the web with a bunch of font choices, then made use of their sample area that allows you to type in a phrase and view it. So i blew it up and transfered it over to tracing paper to lay on top of the Spanish Cedar board. Then i freehand routed the letters with my Dremel tool and painted the rout black. Next was to rout the edge and sand the face to get the black paint off that i got everywhere. Finally a satin laquer finish and a small hanger for the back.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#1 posted 10-23-2007 08:13 PM

it’s gorgeous.
Well done. (January isn’t that far away now!!!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 10-23-2007 08:15 PM

Nice job of freehanding!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-23-2007 09:00 PM

Really nice work! A personalized and quality gift. Thanks for telling us how you did it.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 10-23-2007 09:29 PM

Nice job Miles. I like the doodle curves.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 10-23-2007 09:31 PM

Which font site did you find?

-- Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all!

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#6 posted 10-23-2007 09:50 PM

very nice, thanks for sharing!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#7 posted 10-23-2007 11:20 PM

Woodgizmo, this is the site

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#8 posted 10-24-2007 08:35 AM

Nice job Miles and congratulations on the upcoming wonderful event – if you don’t already have grandchildren you are in for one BIG treat!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 10-24-2007 10:37 AM

Neato! You’re going to love being a grandfather.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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