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Blog entry by DocSavage45 posted 02-03-2014 at 06:15 PM 959 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Is Masonite considered wood?

Johnny Strawberry asked me to post the sign I was planning to make when finished. As promised here it is!

I’ve been busy refurbishing furniture as I am going back into private practice. In a project page I showed a sofa that I refinished and put in new webbing. I mentioned that I was screwing up ( I think Murphy was in the shop?) attempting to make a sign. The cost for a new sign is $150 which I don’t have extra. Sooooo being the industrious wanna be I got and old wooden sign board from the building manager and took it to my shop.

My wife has a new toy that cuts letters or makes a stencil. Two attempts. Paint bled through on my first attempt.

Bright idea! use contact adhesive! Sprayed the backside of the stencil. Put it down tight to the second sign board which I made in 20 minutes but it took two days to get primer on. The result is below!

My wife suggested a vinyl that is meant for exterior use, and I said “How much?” I ordered good artist paintbrushes as I planned to hand paint it. Winter and my wife won! The vinyl arrived before the paint and brushes. I do not have enough patience. So we teamed up. I laid out the lines and she cut and adhered the letters. As below.

I added a 3/4 inch black edge with my new paintbrushes, and Anchored the sign to the building.

The last picture is the results of my second attempt.

Have a chair and desk that are next!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher



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PhilBello

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 at 06:27 PM

Nice Job Tom, I do all my signs, either with a router or using pyrography… As for masonite, I have never used it, but I guess it must be classed as wood, being made of wood fibre.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 at 06:29 PM

Thanks,

whew! some part of the project is made from wood.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 02-03-2014 at 06:37 PM

Looks good Tom,it’s all coming together very well. Nice sign.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 02-03-2014 at 06:39 PM

Jim,

Thanks, There’s wood in there somewhere. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 02-03-2014 at 06:40 PM

Chair is also more work than expected.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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andyboy

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#6 posted 02-03-2014 at 06:52 PM

Love the letter work. You are a skilled dood!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 at 06:55 PM

Thanks Andy,

It’s all my wife, I did the bottom one. LOL!

I’m rehabbing furniture. Not like you though. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 02-03-2014 at 08:17 PM

A sign of success…you will do well in your journey back into private practice…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 02-03-2014 at 09:19 PM

Thanks Greg,

Don’t need a lot just enough. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 02-03-2014 at 09:58 PM

Nice work, Doc . . . even better than those laser cutters!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 02-03-2014 at 10:47 PM

Thanks Paul,

LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 02-03-2014 at 11:49 PM

Looks good. I am sure that all of your efforts will be rewarded. Keep up the good work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JohnnyStrawberry

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#13 posted 02-03-2014 at 11:55 PM

Teaming up with the wife always results great things. We love working together.
Stenciling is a hard job anyways.
Thanks for posting. :-)
Looking forward to the chair & desk, too! ;-)

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#14 posted 02-04-2014 at 05:07 AM

Congratulations! Your sign, teamwork and rehabbed furniture may be the inspiration your patients/clients need! Well done! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 02-04-2014 at 05:34 AM

Hey Tom, the signs looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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