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  1. my first steps in the cnc world

    These are my first journeys into cnc carving - Iplayed around with shapes, materials, fonts and methods to trick the carving machine into doing stuff that wouldn`t work with the manufacturers setup. I am pretty happy so far - I am thinking about doing a blog here at LJ to point out my pro`s and...
  2. Cedar Log Signs

    I have been doing these off and on now for a few years. I cut the logs myself. Prep them allowing at least a year of drying time before turning on into a sign. Just now beginning to think of marketing them in my area.
  3. New Tool - New Project - Gift for a Friend

    Just took delivery on my new RoMaxx CNC router ( http://www.romaxxcnc.com/index.html ). Drove up to Redford, MI on Thursday to pick up the machine from the manufacturer. Ron Rogers is the owner and a great guy …. as he preformed final testing on my machine he gave me a few quick lessons so I...
  4. Engraved Signs for Show

    I'm going to be doing an Artiste Market today and wanted to have lots of little things to sell for cheap. The clientele that came to this fair last year was more interested in spending <$25, and I came home with a lot of my higher priced items (boxes, End-grain boards, etc..) The signs are...
  5. More signs~

    The Xmas orders are starting to come in
  6. Xmas gifts 2013

    Another year done, another round of scrambling about in the shop trying to make as many gifts as possible in a limited amount of time. As you can see, this year I decided on spoons, rolling pins, mallets, and a couple of signs; one for the newlyweds, and one for my father-in-law farmer. The...
  7. a few carved signs

    As far as work that is relaxing, this is it. The chinese symbols are "Peaceful Mountain" carved in Jacaranda. The 4 signs together are carved from Mango on the top and bottom and Macnut for the 2 center signs. straight forward palintino font, all I change is closing the serifs on the ends to...
  8. sign for game club

    this is a sign i did for the fish and game club i belong to in conneaut ohio. hope yo ucan see it ok. is done on a maple board, carved and some color added to it. and finished with spar varnish. enjoy the lettering was freehand routered . then painted
  9. Latest sign project

    Here is what we have been working on lately. It is getting near Christmas so I have been busy.
  10. Custom Walnut Backlit LED Sign

    Hey, guys! I just finished up a custom backlit LED sign I made for my logo. It's a walnut frame with LEDs around the edge that shine on a piece of etched glass I cut with a CNC laser. You can check out the full post on how I made it here...
  11. Red cedar routed signs

    I have been busy, the wall in my shop looks pretty good now. I try to find something that will appeal to everybody. These are done freehand on red cedar slabs or boards with a 1 horse router and a 60 degree v-groove bit. With a coat of polyurathane for color and protection.
  12. Man Cave sign with a Biker theme

    A while back I made a couple of Man Cave signs with a Hunting theme. This time I went with a Biker theme, check out the Handle bar A's. It is made on the X-Carve CNC out of White Pine wood. I stained one of them and took a Torch to the other one, then Clear coated both . If you are interested...
  13. Historic murals in small park

    I volunteer on a local citizens group to improve the quality of life of current residents of our little town, plus attract more visitors to dine and shop. Our little town has a lot of history, and we thought the addition of historic murals would help bring some of this history to life. One...
  14. CNC Harley Davidson Signs

    I made some more Harley Davidson signs on my CNC Router. Made 2 different looks, with the same settings. The first one is Natural White pine, with the lettering painted orange. The second one, took a wire brush over the pine to give it a more aged look, then prestain the White pine with Dark...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I, like many, have arrived at the moment in my journey where the collapsible, portable table saw that I bought to start will no longer meet my needs. (Not to mention that screws have started randomly falling out of the bottom.) So, within a couple of months I will be making what will possibly...
  16. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I don't know how this is possible. I'm getting square to the right side of the kerf cut and way off square on the left side of the kerf cut. see the pix
  17. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Greetings-Looking for information, plans, etc. (for free or for purchase) on making a California-King four-poster bed. Something like here: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/farmhouse-canopy-bed/popup/more-views.html but with the bottom being a platform bed with drawers (probably six to a...
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  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    What a weekend… the weekend before last I turned a a little 4×4x2 bowl out of some unknown wood. It was my first and it was VERY successful. surprised even me. So I go out and I buy 25 6×6x3 exotic and domestic bowl blanks and one round 7" figured maple bowl blank. every piece of this was...
  19. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hi all, Was just installing some Brusso hinges and the screws keep breaking. Brand new screws and one went in perfect in each leaf, so I think I'm stuck working with the leaf in place. Worse still, I tried to drill one out and the bit snapped off in the hole as well. Any suggestions as to...
  20. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I have finally pulled the trigger and bought a band saw.I bought Grizzly's GO513X 17" 2HP. Photos and Review to fallow after I get my feet wet. I know its a lot of saw but I would like the ability to re- saw lumber as well the bigger machine has more mass.I don't mean for this post to be a tool...
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