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Project by KnotCurser posted 08-27-2011 05:59 PM 1674 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I built this shop I wanted SOME kind of sign above the door – something that said “This is my Wood Shop!”

What better sign than the image I use to brand all my work?

It only took a couple of years – to get started, that is. ;-)

In truth, I did this over the course of a weekend a couple of weeks ago.

Background is some VERY figured cherry – insect damage, knots and minor cracks standing proud.

Foreground and edge banding is black walnut, cut on the scroll saw at a thickness of around a half of an inch.

Finish is a coat of danish oil followed up by two coats of spar varnish – although it never gets rained on, I thought “why take chances?”

Entire piece measures around 18 inches high by 20 inches wide.

It looks really nice and has already raised a few questions from visitors, etc…. :-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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Pete Jansen

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#1 posted 08-27-2011 06:10 PM

Very nice Bob,
never even on both sides with I use it. Looks pretty cool though.
I’ll have to save my pennies for a brand.

I had a rubber stamp made for my work. It’s the same thing,


-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#2 posted 08-27-2011 06:56 PM

gr8 lookin sign to welcome folks in

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 08-27-2011 07:13 PM

That really gives the entrance a focus.
I would think that it makes you proud to pass beneath it. It would to me.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 08-27-2011 07:37 PM

I agree, all shops should have a sign, and “Here’s Your Sign”. Great job.

Kinda ironic, the first line of your post for your branding iron “Finally! My woodbrand with my custom logo arrived today – right before the big east coast storm!”. And here we are again, “right before the big east coast storm”.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 08-27-2011 07:39 PM

Nicely Done. I need to work on a sign for my shop.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 08-27-2011 07:58 PM


I was thinking the same thing when I was taking the pictures this morning with Irene brewing in the background – it’s raining pretty heavily now, but no winds yet. Yet.

That was a Snow storm if I remember correctly…...... :-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#7 posted 08-27-2011 09:59 PM

A quality sign. Lets the customer know what they can expect, Bob.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 08-27-2011 10:00 PM

A shop has to have a sign… and yours is a doosy…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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