The Post and Panel Project - My New EX21 Scroll Saw

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Project by SawdustAndAnIPA posted 08-12-2013 04:38 PM 1969 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was really looking forward to this project because it was my excuse to buy my new Excalibur 21 scroll saw. After doing my homework, I opted for MDO plywood for the sign panel. I cut the shape of the sign with a jigsaw and then went to work with two coats of primer.

I cut out all sign components from 1/2” MDO plywood and primed and painted before glue up. I used Gorilla Glue to attach all of the wood cutout pieces to back panel. Once the assembly and painting was completed, I began to work on the 4×4 posts. I use a 1/2 Dado blade to cut grooves for the panel down the center. I then ripped a 2×4 in half creating two back cross support pieces. The Plywood Supplier I used emphasized the need for back support to keep the plywood from warping over time. I attached the back supports with pocket holes and 18G brad nails.

I installed the post and panel sign using Speed Posts I hammered into the ground. I am a big fan of speed posts in that no more cement, and anchoring…pound them in and clamp it down…and you’re done!

The sign was a surprise for the wife. I hope it helps the UPS guy find the house better so that I get my new tools on time :-)

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 06:07 PM

Very nicely done. Let us know how it holds up to the elements.

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 01:50 PM

So pretty and attractive sign. I’m sure it gets the attention of the UPS guy and mailman. Great work!

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