Man Cave Sign, with engraved Photo...

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Project by BGW posted 12-21-2013 08:29 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Christmas, I’ve been commissioned to make several signs. It’s been a busy few weeks, and most of the signs were pretty standard – some 3D cuts, but mostly words or scripture. This was from a young man who wanted to surprise his father with a sign to put in his ManCave Bar. I posted it because I stumbled upon a great stain/sanding routine for the Photocarve designs. Using an ebony stain for the picture, I let it sit for 48 hours to make certain it was completely dry before sanding with my orbital sander and an 80-180-220 grit cycle. After finishing with the ebony, I finished it off with a Varathane Early American finish coat. The wood is Cherry (which is my favorite wood to carve).

I think my patience paid off and the customer was completely stoked. Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 09:04 PM

That’s a really cool gift. I’m sure Dad will be blown away.

-- The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. From a sign on a surfer bar in So. Calif.

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 09:36 PM

That came out really nice. Good idea.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 06:24 AM

Hey Bob,

How do you like the CNC router table you have? Is the Shark Pro? Do you need a PC computer to run it? Pretty hefty investment, would you buy it again? Carving is amazing by the way, really clean and clear finish!


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