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Project by ASUAlumni02 posted 02-03-2013 11:03 PM 1377 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sign that a guy from work requested for a friend at his church. I was a bit nervous making something for someone that I don’t know but pretty happy with it. Over all about 6 hrs dedicated to it. I added a pic of what they wanted it to look like.

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-03-2013 11:06 PM

Cool sign, is it laser burned?

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ASUAlumni02

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 11:18 PM

I wish I had a laser. That is all router. I have learned to manipulate the depth a little by raising the router as I go.

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 05:07 AM

Very good job of free handing that router…I have made lots of signs over the years and it takes a steady hand and a sharp bit

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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ASUAlumni02

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#4 posted 02-04-2013 05:17 AM

Thanks, I have a greater respect for patience as well!

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 05:19 AM

Good job!

Norm Abrams went to a sign maker in one of TV segments and they had one guy (rather elderly) that did the script freehand like you did. He told Norm that it took a lot of hard work to learn that technique of raising/tilting the router too get the serif and/or calligraphy correct … and you did it too!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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ASUAlumni02

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 05:40 AM

Well I wouldnt call it complete free hand. I print out the text, glue it to the board and then route over it…..but I do have to raise it to get the thin part of the script.

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 02-04-2013 06:02 AM

ASUAlumni02 in my opinion, that’s free hand as there is no template involved!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#8 posted 02-04-2013 06:04 AM

That’s incredible, great job!

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ToddHolmDotCom

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#9 posted 02-04-2013 12:50 PM

Do you use an acrylic paint to get the dark bottom on the lettering? If so how does that process go? How do you do it without getting it on the top or do you just sand it off?

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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ASUAlumni02

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#10 posted 02-04-2013 02:40 PM

I will have to check the type of paint when I get home, but its just craft paint i get at Walmart. After I router and dig out the crud, remove the left over, and sand I will paint. I also leave as much of the template paper as possible because I do not have a steady hand. After it is completely dry I removed the paper and sand sand sand.

@ BRAVOGOLFTANGO, thanks!

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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#11 posted 02-05-2013 03:42 PM

Great sign which shows great skills and patience. Well done!

—www.sawblade.com

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