Adventures In Sign Making...A Project I Could Not Say No To!!!

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Project by BusterB posted 01-26-2014 08:21 PM 1524 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every once in a while a request for a project comes along that you simply cant say no to. My friend who runs the sawmill that has supplied quite a bit of the wood I have butchered over the past year asked me to make him a sign for his newest enterprise. This request came from a guy who to this point has refused to accept a dime for any of the wood and old equipment he has passed along to me. How do you say no to that??? I had bought a Milescraft Sign Pro kit quite a while back but other than a couple of projects my son used it on, it has been taking up shelf space. I dusted it off and gave it a go. Made from 3/4” oak plywood scrap I had left over from the bookcase I built my daughter. If I had a do over, I would have glued up solid wood panels because I was beginning to sand through the top veneer layer while sanding away paint overspray. Finished with wipe on Minwax stain. The whole thing will get a coat or two of clear finish to weather proof.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 08:24 PM

Great job sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 08:27 PM

Monte- Thank you sir. It just dawned on me that I lied about using the Sign Pro kit. I used it to make the direction arrows to my daughters wedding…cant imagine why I am blocking that from my memory….rofl

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 01-26-2014 08:38 PM

Great job buddy. It sure is nice to have friends like that.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 01-26-2014 08:56 PM

Great friends… ”Paying It Forward” works BOTH WAYS!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#5 posted 01-26-2014 09:37 PM

It is nice to have the opportunity return a kindness. Buster, I am sure your friend will really appreciate the sign you made for him.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 01-26-2014 09:42 PM

great sign buster.always good to help out a friend!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 01-26-2014 09:47 PM

I have that Milescraft Sign Pro kit. Still waiting to get the time to make a sign. I need to do the routing on the end of a crate. It definitely requires a special setup in order to place the template securely so I can do the routing.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#8 posted 01-26-2014 11:12 PM

Awesome job Buster, if I could rout like that I would be a happy guy. The last time I routed freehand, well, long story short, the bit bounced back and forth between my first two fingers of my left hand, not a pretty sight. I stick to the router table now. That is a sweet looking sign, keep up the good work.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#9 posted 01-27-2014 01:03 AM

Hoss- Thanks buddy. I have to agree, he is a good egg….

Joe- Thanks Georgia Joe…I agree sir

L2L- Thanks Lee. I hope he does, if not I will do him another one…lol

Marty- Thanks my friend. Keep waiting for you to come help me out…lol

Mike- Thank you sir. I couldnt reach the last run with a clamp so I wound up using small screws to hold it in place.

Jeff- Thanks buddy. I wish I could as well….that sign pro kit is a router template for doing letters and numbers. maybe someday….nah….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 01-27-2014 03:33 AM

I can’t remember how far back I wanted to get some sort of kit to make signs. Perhaps I’m just cheap. I chose to just make them freehand since I only did a few. Maybe some day. Good job with your sign and glad to see it getting used. Signing out. Ha Ha

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 01-27-2014 06:32 AM

Great job Buster! Best wishes to your friend on his new endeavor. (Lighten up on Whatshisname, OK?)
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 01-27-2014 06:46 PM

I like that story Buster, great work on the sign.

-- "The Cedar King"

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