Shop Sign

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Project by TheKingsTreasures posted 06-15-2008 04:56 AM 1245 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have had our shop open now for 3 years and I have been meaning to make us a sign for ever so long. I finally got to it this spring. It is made from a 7 ft. piece of sassafrass and is 2 inches thick. It is done with a router. I planned to cut out the letter and paint them a solid black but I just got the outline done and decided I like it this way, saved me a lot of work cutting and painting too. I have the same thing on both sides. I am working on another sign to hang underneath this one. The wind demolished our lighted sign one dark and stormy night so Terry managed to salvage this much of it and put it back to work.


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#1 posted 06-15-2008 03:54 PM

Do you do the lettering free hand or with stencils of somekind. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-16-2008 12:30 AM

Hi Mike, I checked out your site and you have some neat projects there. I can tell you enjoy your work. To answer your question, I use a computer program that can make banner signs, like Print Shop. I just choose a font style that goes with the message and spirit of the sign, adjust it to the right size to fit the board then print it in color book mode. The just prints the outline of the letters to save ink on the big projects. I use carbon paper to transfer the letters to the board then choose an appropriate bit, straight cut, v-groove or round bottom and just follow my marks.


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