|Blog series by Dan'um Style||updated 07-07-2012 02:10 AM||7 parts||26177 reads||46 comments total|
Met another chap from another online forum, anyways I have made him several smaller woodworking pieces. His mother is a reseller … owns a headshop.He and his brother made a slate stone patio in his backyard and he wants a wall piece where he hangs out. This is my first design attempt. Th blue and yellow version is the official state sign. My plan is to cut the letters out of wood and mount them to exterior plywood. Attach them with brass, copper and brass patinated fasteners. Fra...
.. Out put the file on 1 to 1 scale and cut out the pieces, sanded them and primed them dark green … sorry no photos … I was in-the-zone … banged them out pretty quick … >grinz< The letter M is 4.25 inches tall and Mississippi is 24 inches long.
... will hang out side so it is pressure treated 1/2” pine sheathing. In this photo, letters are primed, painted, Gorilla Glued and screwed.
first photo is with the bronze and iron oxide patinated coating. If this was an interior piece I’d be donefinished piece with uv marine spar varnish and a matt top coat … still need to make the framelee valley bronzed screws. sitting outside this piece will age beautifully.
excuse the shop table top photos. I’m not tall enough to get a square photo. 18 mortice and tenon joints. Frame is about 48×16 This is with a wet seal coat of marine spar varnish. Tomorrow rub it down with scotch-brite and give it another coat, hit it with some Briwax, mount the hardware and mount the Mississippi.........
......Photoshopped to the place where it will hang. ... gotta build a crate..