Sign for a camp in Lapland

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Project by Klabbolle posted 10-14-2017 05:45 PM 1016 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this sign in July for a camp site in Finnish Lapland. The boards are made from iron sulphate spruce to mimic old barnwood, the letters and logo is made from HDU. I’m pretty satisfied with the result.

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#1 posted 10-14-2017 05:46 PM

Iron sulphate treated spruce that is..

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#2 posted 10-14-2017 06:26 PM

This is a beautiful sign and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 10-14-2017 09:06 PM

Nice work there Christer

I looked up HDU, for an explanation,

What is HDU in text?
High Dependency Unit
Acronym Definition
HDU High Dependency Unit
HDU High-Density Urethane
HDU Hose Drum Unit (air to air refueling)
HDU Helmet Display Unit.

So I have deternined its urethane you have used, so next question is how did you cut it please?
Why is there only one picture of such a fine job?
With all the various processes its always interesting to “finish” with a bit more of a story on the construction details that would be good!

Oh and another question how do you get Klabbolle out of Christer?

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 10-15-2017 07:18 AM

Thank you, yes it is the urethane one:o) CNC-cut with a 2mm end mill.
Sorry ‘bout having just one picture, I often work on a project like a maniac thinking; I must remember to take pictures of all phases- but still dont remember to take a single one before the finished product is in its package and ready to ship. This time at least I got one.
This project started out like an experiment, as I wanted to see the effect of the iron sulphate. So the Sign blade were made six months prior to the project, were left out to get the gray tone. Normally this process takes about four weeks, but since there is so little sunlight here in the winter it took about five months. The boards were sawn from pre-dried beams to avoid warping (I didn’t want to plane the boards since I wanted them sawn-finished.).
Once the sign blade was gray I just waited for a suitable project to use it for.
Klabbolle is not derived from Christer; On this place where we built our house twenty years ago lived a man in the late 1600-hundreds, he was the first resident on this, then new land due to the geological uplift, he was Olof Olofsson aka Klabbolle. I was jokingly called the new klabbolle during the build and I have been using it as an alias since then.

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#5 posted 10-17-2017 01:30 AM

Nice work and some history lessons in the process.

Thank you

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 10-18-2017 04:46 AM

You should be satisfied, the result is todella kaunis (I hope I got that correct)!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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