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Project by schucrew posted 09-28-2021 07:26 PM 610 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s a Wonderful Life! Celebrating my oldest sons birthday, one of his favorite movies that never gets old. I made this sign for him from reclaimed materials.

An old walnut sales awards plaque, and maple flooring from a Chicago home built in 1910. Used my scroll saw to cut the panel I made up, oiled and finished with shellac. Happy Birthday son!

-- "Art is never finished, only abandoned", "Learning never exhausts the mind" -Leonardo Da Vinci





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drsurfrat

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#1 posted 09-28-2021 09:53 PM

Very nice, and a good reminder to us all. :)

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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Woodnmetal

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#2 posted 09-28-2021 10:09 PM

Very nice sign indeed. My wife and I have been watching this movie every Christmas with the 800lb black and white television/stereo/8track combo consoles were out. Well, let’s just say a few years now.
It never gets old…

-- I haven't changed... but I know I'm not the same.

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pottz

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#3 posted 09-28-2021 10:34 PM

a beautiful sign,he’s gonna love that.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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BB1

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#4 posted 09-29-2021 02:18 AM

Great movie and you did a great job on the sign!

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Peteybadboy

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#5 posted 09-29-2021 10:21 AM

My favorite movie as well.

My dawg’s name is George Bailey.

I lived in Westchester NY (Katona) in the Town of Bedford, near Croton Falls.

The Bailey farm is in Somers NY. (north part of Westchester)

Oh and nice job on the sign!

-- Petey

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 09-29-2021 01:10 PM

Cool sign Dan. I’ve enjoyed the movie a few times myself in the past. He’ll enjoy having this hanging on the wall.

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

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schucrew

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#7 posted 09-29-2021 06:30 PM

Thank you all! Once I figure out how to respond individually I will.

-- "Art is never finished, only abandoned", "Learning never exhausts the mind" -Leonardo Da Vinci

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James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 09-29-2021 07:48 PM

Nicely done. I like the contrast between the woods and the letters.

How did you make the letters?

I’m not hearing any bells. Lol

-- James E McIntyre

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schucrew

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#9 posted 09-29-2021 08:04 PM

Haha! The bells, that’s Clarence getting his wings!

Thank you, the letters were from a template, there’s a ton on google, just used a scrollsaw to cut them. I inserted the internal letters on the top row, B,A,R & O… but the remainder were just too small.

-- "Art is never finished, only abandoned", "Learning never exhausts the mind" -Leonardo Da Vinci

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oldnovice

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#10 posted 09-29-2021 08:09 PM

Very good movie, beautiful sign, niece piece of memorabilia for your son.
Happy B day!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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schucrew

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#11 posted 09-29-2021 08:14 PM

Thanks to—drsurfrat / Mike (near Boston) I have a ton of relatives from your area. Hull, Hingham, Braintree….

Thanks to—woodnmetal Agreed!

Thanks to—pottz He absolutely loves it, thank you.

Thanks to— BB1 Thank you!

Thanks to—Peteybadboy Petey That’s amazing, thank you!

Thanks to— doubleDD Dave, thanks again for showing me your shop, you are an extremely talented artist and a very generous man. Greatly appreciate all your work and for the coozie and jig you bestowed upon me today. All the best.

Thanks to—James E McIntyre, I responded on the letters above. I like the contrast too, wish I could have seen it better before assembling the panel and adding the oil, I might have shuffled a few, but very happy how it turned out.

-- "Art is never finished, only abandoned", "Learning never exhausts the mind" -Leonardo Da Vinci

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schucrew

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#12 posted 09-29-2021 08:22 PM

Thanks to—oldnovice Thank you, he loves it!

-- "Art is never finished, only abandoned", "Learning never exhausts the mind" -Leonardo Da Vinci

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