Custom wood sign

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Project by Villagerich posted 01-21-2019 12:31 AM 686 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I sell at a crafters mall in Reno, Nevada. A few weeks before Christmas a guy called me up and asked if I could make him a sign for his sister. This is the sign I made.
The sign is 18” x 24” and was cut on a scroll saw. I bought piece of walnut and cut it five pieces. The customer wanted a raw edge on both sides of the sigh. I left the raw edge on when I cut the two side pieces. I ran all the pieces to be glued together on the jointer to get a flat edge for gluing. I used a biscuit cutter in three places on each edge. Put the biscuits in and clamped it together. I took a chisel and scraped the extra glue that had squeezed out of the joints. I sand it smooth with a belt sander and then cut out the letters on my 20” scroll saw. This was a real challenge, had to do some fancy manenevers to make some of the cuts. I was soar after cutting this one. I sprayed the sign front and back with 5 coats of exterior clear high gloss finish. Add D rings to the back. The customer loved it .

-- Rich Meyer, Sparks, Nevada

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#1 posted 01-21-2019 01:47 PM

It’ s realy good looking! Letters turned out great….I like that walnut.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 01-21-2019 02:27 PM


-- It’s all good!

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#3 posted 01-21-2019 10:28 PM

It’s nice when they love it. And he/she should. Nice job

-- Petey

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