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Hi:

I undertook my most recent project in response to a request from my wife for a “directional sign post” for the front of our house.

A bit of searching online provided a host of examples to draw from.

I decided to go with a treated 4”x4”x12’ post, and for the signs 5/4” x 6” treated decking boards.

It took a while to understand how to position the post so that it was accurate to the N/S/E/W compass points, and then some more time to identify the locations I wanted to be represented on the sign post, and which way they were to point. The post is set into a hole filled with concrete.

I use the compass function on my iPhone to locate magnetic north and then adjusted all the signs accordingly.

Since I am a wood carver, I decided to hand carve each of the signs, employing whatever typeface seemed appropriate to the specific location. I then painted the main colors, and later each of the letters. The top coat I chose was marine spar varnish, which is suitable for the outdoors.

In total there are 10 signs and 20 locations indicated on the post.













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very cool project.
 

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Any significance to the locations you chose or just places you like?
Well done
 

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that is sooo neat, go anywhere you choose
 

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Any significance to the locations you chose or just places you like?
Well done.


Some are Canadian locations I have lived in. Others are places I visited and others are places where extended family and friends live or came from. North and South poles are for orientation only, and Ukraine is for all the neighbours around us who are Ukrainian and are deeply concerned with the war taking place.
 

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I love it!!

cheers, Jim
 
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