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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 12-24-2020 05:27 PM 665 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year my sweetie and I got a new (to us) house in Santa Fe. About that same time, I was reading Todd Rundgren’s The Individualist and came across the line “Home is where the fart is” meaning that home is the place where you can feel comfortable enough to let loose.

I told that line to my sweetie, and she loved it and said we should get a sign saying that.

So, I found a piece of alder, read through Chris Pye’s Lettercarving in Wood and this is what a came up with. I still need to work on the curvy letters and my spacing and kerning, but for a first effort, I’m happy with it.

Alder, about 7.5 inches by 11 inches (200×280mm), carved with various chisels and gouges, the letters and edges painted with Real Milk Paint aqua then a dozen or so coats of shellac padded and French polished on.

1. Finished
2. Letters painted, before sanding the surface smooth
3. Letters carved

Merry Christmas, Sweetie!

-- Dave - Santa Fe





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#1 posted 12-24-2020 06:22 PM

Well done and well said Dave…keep the creativity flowing!

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#2 posted 12-24-2020 06:50 PM

Thanks, Tom! It was a fun little project.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 12-24-2020 07:10 PM

my wife would add old in front of fart nice sign Dave GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 12-24-2020 07:23 PM

“Home is where the fart is” meaning that home is the place where you can feel comfortable enough to let loose.

Love the sign.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 12-24-2020 07:26 PM

Tony, we were just discussing whether or not to eat the fresh cinnamon rolls our neighbor brought over and we decided we were allowed, because it’s Christmas and we’re old enough to do what we want.

Thanks, SteveN

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 12-24-2020 07:31 PM

ROFL

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

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#7 posted 12-24-2020 07:38 PM

darn nice first timer !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 12-24-2020 08:07 PM

Dave, seems appropriate!

Be safe, have fun and make shavings.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#9 posted 12-24-2020 08:55 PM

Well apart from.. Phew whats that smell? it looks ike you have done an excellent job (no pun intended)

Kind of reminds me of the Baked Beans scene from Blazing Saddles many years ago.

Maybe #8 may ask for one for their place!!

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 12-24-2020 09:06 PM

Thanks, Butcher, Dick, Kevin, and Rob! The big question is whether we hang it right inside the front door, or put it in the guest bathroom. Such decisions!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#11 posted 12-24-2020 09:53 PM

Oh me oh my, you too must get into trouble for eating baked beans for lunch.

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

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#12 posted 12-24-2020 10:19 PM

Cabbage is my special weakness, Peter. And my sweetie just made a batch of lentil & cabbage soup yesterday.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#13 posted 12-25-2020 12:05 AM

You keep this trend going, you’re gonna have to open a gift shop for all them tourists!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#14 posted 12-25-2020 03:45 AM

Thanks, Chuck. No tourists around at the moment. Lots of wailing and gnashing of teeth in the local media, but Santa Fe gets slow December to March anyhow.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 12-25-2020 03:47 AM

Your sign gives me a laugh. There’s a lot of truth to it. Take care Dave and have a Merry Christmas.

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

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