|Project by Tooch||posted 04-22-2014 02:59 AM||883 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Here is my first real attempt at using a palm router to carve out a sign. My neighbor asked me for this piece to hang at his cabin so he had something to point to when his buddy’s wives (not mine) complain about the lack of amenities. In exchange, he sent some of his old Landscraping clients my way, giving me some new business for the summer.
The slab is a piece of maple about 12” wide by 50” long that I scavenged from a relative’s house, out of the burn pile.
All lettering is 2- 1/2” tall, and was carved freehand, sans use of a sign-making template. To get everything looking as straight as possible, I first drew out my text lines with a framing square, then printed out the words I wanted, traced onto the slab using carbon paper, and simply took my time carving.
The sign was left bare wood at his request, just a real nice sand-job to get it smooth as a baby’s bottom. Sorry for the crappy picture quality… I was dropping this off at his house right after work and the only camera I had available was my prehistoric Flip-Phone.
Thanks for looking
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