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Boston Red Sox Marquetry Hanging #1: Design, and first night's progress

06-26-2014 07:57 AM by jmartel | 3 comments »

After seeing a few of my other veneer works, I was approached to make a Red Sox wall hanging for someone to give as a gift. Seeing as how I am still looking for more experience on this marquetry kick I’m on, I decided to go for it. Now, I’m not a fan of Baseball period, so don’t let this logo make you think I’m a Red Sox fan. We decided on a rather large size of 24”x24” overall, which will be more beneficial to me for the small pieces that needed cutting...

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Just for Fun... #81: Woodworking on the Back Burner...

12-06-2013 08:39 PM by littlecope | 26 comments »

After taking the Summer off (and enjoying it immensely!) it was time to get back to Work! And after searching around in the available jobs, I was lucky enough to find Work in the finest Hospital in N.H., the Catholic Medical Center of Manchester…It seems that their Cafeteria was only open for the first and second shifts, and their third shift employees had been requesting “Hot Food” for some time… A decision was made, and the Cafe is now open for them with yours truly ...

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Trotters Ridge Entrance Signs #3: Signs Completed and Installed

07-30-2013 11:28 PM by Luke | 0 comments »

Here is the finished product. We added the white paint to the parts that needed it with a small roller. The old signs were made from Cedar and had been up something like 20 years. They were almost completely rotted away but you couldn’t quite tell until we removed them and they were basically an ant and termite farm. These should last at least another 20 years, only needing the paint kept up with when they start to look bad. We paint them with common exterior grade Behr paints so retouc...

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Trotters Ridge Entrance Signs #2: Signs are sandblasted and background color is applied

07-24-2013 11:55 PM by Luke | 1 comment »

This is what the signs look like after sand blasting with the grain frame. Then the green background color is sprayed on after several coats of primer. It takes on a grained look like wood. Next step is the lettering colors and borders. Thanks for looking.

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Trotters Ridge Entrance Signs #1: Boards received and processed for blasting

07-10-2013 05:52 PM by Luke | 2 comments »

Here is a new project at the shop for some sandblasted 3D HDU signs for a subdivision entrance. You can see the 5×8’ board ready to be cut down to size for the two smaller signs. In order to sandblast them we have to first cut a rubber negative mask that will keep certain areas from being blasted away. That’s what you see on top of the table and later stuck to the boards themselves. Next step is the sandblaster which I won’t be able to get pics of but it’s a prett...

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Shop Shifting #5: Adding a personal touch (the fun part!)

01-03-2013 06:18 AM by sras | 7 comments »

Now that I have the cabinets, there was this large area that needed something. I decided on a shop sign with some unique character. I took a single piece of scrap wood and cut it into 4 strips. I then ripped these into thinner strips. One strip being slightly thicker than the other. Next was a bunch of layout work to make sure I had enough material and could make my sign as big as possible. The letters were laid out to create a rustic look. The look was to be broken strips of...

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Deluxe Sign Making Kit by Rockler

12-26-2012 04:52 PM by Daris | 6 comments »

I recently picked up a sign making jig from Rockler. Here is my review and a sample project that I was able to do. As always you can check out my site over at: www.woodlogger.com for more picture/videos of what I’m doing in my shop.    

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How to Etch Brass

01-31-2012 06:41 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 12 comments »

Most all of my projects Have my brand on it in one place or another. Now, I don’t have a branding iron. But what I do have is a way of Chemically etching Brass plates with my logo on it. Here Is an example of one Now using the method I am going to show you, you can easily create custom plates as well for your projects. Not just logos but even plaques and signs.. Here are a few examples Here is how you can make an etched brass plate of your own….Now the first 2 vi...

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Routed Sign Making #1: Routed 'Sign Making Class'

12-13-2011 04:51 AM by 3DBMe | 13 comments »

We’re going to use a Dremel router to make a sign with recessed lettering. I suggest barnwood because of the contrast between the weathered surface texture and ‘fresh cut’ letters. I also have enhanced the letters by burning (pyrography) the edges of the letters for increased readability. Of course you can scale up to larger routers if you chose. Stock: Barnwood 2”x10”x24” Suggested material and dimensions Safety: Goggles, F...

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Hand Carved Sign #2: painted and installed

10-19-2011 10:33 PM by MyChipCarving | 7 comments »

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? :-)

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