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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 03-05-2016 12:10 AM 821 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Forgive the photo from my phone (though it IS right side up!) I’m on the fence as to what to do with this project and am seeking suggestions.

The letters are not glued on yet.

1) I’m thinking of either gluing the letters on as shown and finishing the piece with spray lacquer. I hesitate because I think the woods used will pretty much all look the same.

2) My other thought is to paint everything black, sand the faces of the frame and the letters and then glue the letters on. This would be a bit dramatic, but might also hide a few flaws in the letters.

Thoughts?

[EDIT] Here’s how this turned out. [link]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 03-05-2016 01:11 AM

I like the idea of painting everything black, then sanding the letters and frame. It’ll really highlight them, and they’ll look like they’re “floating” in space, so to speak.

-- Dean

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#2 posted 03-05-2016 02:42 AM

Wife just got home and she agrees that leaving it plain vanilla looks bad.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 03-27-2016 01:30 AM

Here’s how this turned out. [link]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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