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Project by Ivan posted 09-04-2020 04:11 PM 534 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden sign ’’Fishing house…’’ 200×50x2.5 cm, larch. Two 25cm boards glued together with biscuits. Live edge was completely made by 30 degree tilted jigsaw, burned with small gas torch. Letters and fishes were carved by small router, 6mm straight bit, coloured black, some part of fish made with pyrograph. Finish – stained with oak coloured stain. On 8 points, inside letters, I drilled holes to mount on a wall. I gave customer black headed screwes so the will not be visible.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 09-04-2020 04:20 PM

Very nicely done, Ivan!
I envy you for your freehand routing abilities. If I would try that, you would hear lots of bad words. Of course, on the last letter. :D

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#2 posted 09-04-2020 04:30 PM

Muesli….steady eye is more important…hehehe

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-04-2020 07:00 PM

Very nice looking sign Ivan .
I have to hand it to you carving the lettering freehand with a router and the fish the edge and make the sign .
Great job !


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 09-04-2020 07:43 PM

A very well made unit!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 09-04-2020 08:07 PM

nicely done, Ivan !!
you gotta watch those hand-routed signs. I started that back in the 1970s and 15 years later,
I had a full fledged sign business with 6 employees !!
so much for the “hobby”, huh.


-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#6 posted 09-04-2020 08:17 PM

Hahahahaha John!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 09-04-2020 08:22 PM

Sweet sign Ivan. I should make one like that and put it on my boathouse and see if anyone knows what it says.
That will keep them guessing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 09-04-2020 08:31 PM

DoubleD… Google translate ruined everything.. Hehehe

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-04-2020 10:53 PM

You came up with some great ideas Ivan. Free handed router, takes some skill.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#10 posted 09-04-2020 11:11 PM

I hope the fish that are caught as as big as the sign Ivan.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#11 posted 09-05-2020 01:02 AM

That is a good looking sign, Ivan. What bit do you use to do the carving?... the 11 degree carving bit?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 09-05-2020 02:20 AM

Good looking sign and I really like the fish on it, gives it more character. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#13 posted 09-05-2020 06:46 AM

DoubleD… Google translate ruined everything.. Hehehe

- Ivan

I don’t think so… I’m still looking for the beef RIBs!... methinks something is fishy here.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 10-06-2020 11:41 AM

Nice sign Ivan! Your freehand lettering looks great!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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