Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'sign'

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How-To #3: Antique Looking Sign (with a DIY, cracked paint finish)

10-03-2011 01:39 AM by dakremer | 5 comments »

This is a HOW-TO on making a paint finish look old and cracked. Today I made a simple sign for my wedding. I did not write anything on the sign yet – that is the fiance’s job! Enjoy! In the video I used a black spray paint for my base coat. I used MDF – that is why I used a base coat. If you ARE going to use a base coat make sure it is darker than the top coat, and also use an acrylic brush-on paint – NOT SPRAY PAINT like I did (it obviously works with spray pa...

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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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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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Deluxe Sign Making Kit by Rockler

12-26-2012 04:52 PM by Daris | 8 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: for more picture/videos of what I’m doing in my shop.    

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Things I am going to make from this ole Texas barn Part 1... #1: This ole barnwood is too pretty to carve a ranch sign out of...but too late now :)

10-28-2009 01:07 AM by SawDustnSplinters | 8 comments »

This ole barnwood is too pretty to carve a ranch sign out of…but too late now :) Yep, that’s my blog and I am a sticking to it…Got an order last week for a 1”x12”x12’ and a 1”x12”x6’ carved sign for a ranch in Comanche, Texas and the lady wanted it carved on old barnwood and ready for her husband’s birthday on the 4th of next month, so I took a deposit and looked at what I had and I did not have a 12 foot long piece, so I started sw...

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Sandblasted sign re-do! #1: A very unusual restoration!

03-12-2011 02:45 AM by pashley | 1 comment »

So here’s the setup: Call from some friends – can you help us out? What’s the project? Take this sign: “We no longer live on a mountain (“peak”), but still love the sign. Can you erase the “A” in Peak, and make it an “E” instead”? “Sure” i replied. How to do it? Make a copy of an existing “E” and replicate it in a plaster type material. Here’s the casting material I used. Basica...

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Sandblasted sign re-do! #2: Part 2: Installing new letter and refinish

03-19-2011 02:15 AM by pashley | 1 comment »

Here is the new letter. I purposefully did some bleed over in the casting to catch the unique backing, and hopefully enable a better blending: Now to get rid of the old “A”, using my Dremel with a router base: After fitting in the new “E”, I am working in the color to match, as seen in this series of photos: Problem was, I was never going to get an exact match on either the background (dark brown) or the the lettering (a pale yellow). So, I end...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #11: New Sign for the trip to Melbourne.

08-18-2009 11:55 AM by degoose | 12 comments »

Hello.. remember me.. lolSo Sorry I have been taking so much time away for my favourite site … Lumberjocks…Been real busy.. website is now up and running…. the boards are coming along nearly 50 but no pics yet ,... sorry.. soon … I promise..This is a work in progress. Needed a sign for the display at the Melbourne Working with Wood show in October…I was clearing up around the shed and found a 2.5 metre slab of Camphor Laurel that had ...

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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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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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