Home Made signs

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 02-16-2011 11:30 PM 1957 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always wanted to try my hand at making signs, seemed like a lot of fun so when Debra told me she needed a couple of signs for her massage clinic I jumped at the chance. We found the font she liked for the letters and then decided on the size. I used MS Word for the font and made them the appropriate size, then I carefully cut out the letters and glued to the wood. With the scroll saw I carefully and in some cases painfully cut the letters out. I had never used a scroll saw before so this was a great learning experience for me. Once the letter were all cut out I sanded and cleaned them up before priming and painting them. The board for the letters to be attached I re-sawed some reclaimed wood from a water bed frame. I use super glue to attach the letters. We decided to hang the sighs from some ribbon, I think they turned out well for my first attempt at sign making. Thank for looking!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 01:42 AM

Those are some nice first signs. Well done on your first use of the scroll saw.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 01:53 AM

great job.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 01:56 AM

Are the letters cut out of birch plywood?

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 02:14 AM

yes I used birch plywood for the letters. My thinking was the stability of the wood; I cut some pretty thin points on some of the letters.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 04:22 AM

well done!

-- christopheralan

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#6 posted 02-23-2011 03:03 PM

I thought it would be fun to show everyone how the signs look hung up. So far all of Debra’s clients really like the signs.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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