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Project by littlecope posted 06-10-2014 09:18 PM 1017 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Debbie’s Great Niece is Graduating High School and will soon be moving into her own Place, nearer to where she works and will be attending College in the Fall… So we thought she might appreciate a sign as a gift and to ‘Mark Her Territory’ as Her Own…
It was begun on Saturday Night, with the usual old-fashioned Cutting & Pasting Party, which resulted in this…

The Pattern was then transferred onto a thin piece of Black Walnut, but not before masking tape had been added (the better to see the lines)... Access holes were drilled next, for the Scroll Saw work that immediately followed…

Then came the Maple Plaque or backer board…

After Sanding that smooth, and easing the edges a little with a file, a ‘Sighting Line’ was used once again for placing the two words nice and straight whie gluing them on…

Then it was off to the Finishing Department for a few coats of spray on Poly…

And that’s all Folks!
Her Mom (Debbie’s Niece Miranda) is having a party for Cassidy this Sunday where we’ll give this to her… It’s supposed to be a Surprise so Please don’t tell her!! :)

10 June 2014

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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Lenny

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#1 posted 06-10-2014 09:35 PM

Well done Mike. Nice looking piece and a thoughtful gift.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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degoose

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#2 posted 06-10-2014 09:48 PM

Good job on the sign…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-10-2014 09:56 PM

Great looking sign, Mike. !!.................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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patron

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#4 posted 06-10-2014 11:59 PM

great sign

well thought out

love the ‘sight line’ thingamajig

cope creation at it’s best

and your finishing dept
is
state of the art

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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littlecope

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#5 posted 06-11-2014 12:02 AM

Thank You for your kind words Lenny, Larry, and Jim…
I’ve made a few of these now and ought to have it down, but it’s getting increasingly hard to see the lines,,, The store-bought readers just aren’t doing the trick anymore!
Going to have to see an eye doctor pretty soon…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 06-11-2014 12:10 AM

Thoughtful gift, very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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lew

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 01:05 AM

Cool Sign, Mike! I’m sure Cassidy will love it!

Know what you mean by the eye sight> I can’t seem to get enough light on the projects.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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littlecope

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#8 posted 06-11-2014 01:10 AM

Howdy David!
Nice to hear from you again
The Sight Line was another idea born of necessity
I made 5 signs requested by my Guatemalan Amigos for their Families’ Homes about 10 years ago…

A way had to be conjured to get the whole one-line writing and periods straight…
Since those were painted anyway I drew a line pre-paint, and made a small notch at either end of the line, so I’d still know where it was after painting…
While I was looking for something else, I found my bright Orange thread again to use for the latest one…
Trouble is, I’m having a hard time to see that too!

The “Finishing Department” is actually in the Attic these days… It’s not only dust-free (except for what I stir up going up there), but we don’t have the noxious smell lingering around us for a week or so either!

Thanks John and Lew!
It’s getting pretty bad Lew… I’m sometimes seeing double lines while scrolling, and I haven’t had a drop in over 15 years!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 06-11-2014 01:36 AM

Love it! Very professional looking. Nice wood contrast and the script font is perfect for this. Good design!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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patron

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#10 posted 06-11-2014 02:04 AM

i got some line that might help michael
i can send it with some 2×4 steaks

if you spray it day-glo orange
it might do till you get some better glasses

i know how hard it is for you easterners
to get quality stuff
being so far from china

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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littlecope

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#11 posted 06-11-2014 02:20 AM

Thanks Art!

No Hawser Cable David? That’s what I need…
What is that, your used Crane rope?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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stefang

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#12 posted 06-11-2014 08:27 AM

Nice work Mike and a perfect gift for her move, Cassidy will love it. I liked the sighting line idea too. That puny line from David might not be strong enough. An 8” hawser might do the trick.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 06-11-2014 09:54 AM

That came out wonderful Mike. I love the idea about the ‘sighting line’ as well. That is something that I will need to remember when lining up lettering.

Beautiful scroll work! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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aussiedave

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#14 posted 06-11-2014 10:36 AM

Very nice Mike, nice scroll sawing and a great gift idea…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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littlecope

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#15 posted 06-11-2014 10:53 AM

8” Hawser would work great Mike, and it would still be light enough to be easy to work with too… :)

Thanks Sheila… Looking straight down on the line from above it, it works surprisingly accurately… The price is right as well!

Thanks Dave!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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