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Hand Carved Sign #2: painted and installed

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Blog entry by MyChipCarving posted 1015 days ago 1139 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This sign project was a learning experience. The guilding especially. That process was tedious and seems like one where you need to have done it many times before it would get easier. I used an imitation gold leaf considering the price of real gold. I’m satisfied with the sign and hope it creates a warm welcome to all who come to Red Barn Retreats.

Here’s the view from the road. Is your driveway longer than mine? :-)

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1015 days ago

That looks beautiful, Marty! I have some of that gold leaf and I haven’t tried using it yet. I keep waiting for that ‘special project.’ What did you use for a finish that is weather proof? Is that really your place? It is awesome!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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MyChipCarving

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#2 posted 1015 days ago

Hi Sheila,
My gold leaf sat around for a long time until this “special project” came up. I almost backed out of using it but decided to go for it. The carving has 4 coats of oil base paint and two coats of spray lacquer to seal the gold leafing. Check back with me in a few years and I’ll tell you how it’s holding up :-)
Come for a getaway retreat sometime!

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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rrdesigns

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#3 posted 1015 days ago

Nice sign and video Marty, only it looks like the chip carving side of things got neglected. You may need to remedy that…in all fairness (unless of course the wife says no!). Best of luck with your venture. Is it a new one?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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MyChipCarving

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#4 posted 1015 days ago

Hi Beth,
I do have my shop in the Red Barn and I teach my chip carving classes there too, so it hasn’t been fully neglected. Our retreat center has been open for 1-1/2 years so the sign was long overdue.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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sras

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#5 posted 1015 days ago

Either that is a really tiny barn or a long driveway!

Seriously, the sign looks great.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Roger

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#6 posted 1014 days ago

Looks like a gr8 welcome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Panthro

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#7 posted 1014 days ago

The red barn retreat is an awesome place to get away and learn chip carving. Luckily I had the chance to spend five days with Marty and Shelley for the essentials class. His workshop would make any woodworker drool. I didn’t want each to day end. Two nice bedrooms, large kitchen and an entertainment room that felt like a movie theater. Marty has several of his previous projects on the walls which the level of effort and detail are pretty incredible. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their chip carving skills.

-- Bob

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