Wooden Cabin Sign, for a cabin in the the Northwoods of Canada

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Project by Scott posted 09-03-2014 12:41 PM 1542 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a really fun wood sign project. This wooden sign was for a customer’s cabin in Canada. It is made of pine and approx. 42” wide X 4.5” thickness. I’ve been focusing on wood signs over the past year and have developed a routine process which involves picking the lumber in smaller boards, planing & ripping the boards square, laminating the boards to make my wood sign blank, CNC’ing the major shape of the wood sign along with major recesses, and then finishing the sign by hand with wood carving gouges & chisels. I’ve been pushing this wood signs as my main product as I really enjoy making them… usually, the customers give a decent bit of artistic freedom with signs. I just started my blogging account and will be posting the progress pics for these projects.
Thanks for looking!
Scott, Lazy River Studio

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 12:46 PM

42”, that’s huge. Doesn’t look that big in the picture. How,great for a cabin in the woods.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 09-03-2014 01:51 PM

The design is quite remarkable and as mentioned, the 42” length is impressive. The proportion is so well done that it looks like a 4” wide piece that you’ve intricately carved. Great piece!

If I may add that you show a photo with a piece of furniture or a person next to it to show the amazing work and the size.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 09-03-2014 02:19 PM

this turned out beautiful, i am a woodsman so this is right up my alley, it spurs me to make something similar for our place here, except im a bear lover, so a mama and a few cubs will be the theme…really great job here.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 09-03-2014 02:47 PM

Thanks for the comments! Some good advice MMH. thank you! Look forward to your bear sign GRIZZMAN! :)

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#5 posted 09-03-2014 03:27 PM

That is a beautiful sign, Scott!!

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

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#6 posted 09-03-2014 03:40 PM

I’ve always thought that roughing with the CNC and finishing with gouges was a viable option to save time and get a design right.
Good job on this. Looking forward to more. What CNC do you have?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#7 posted 09-03-2014 03:56 PM

Thanks Jim! Underdog… I have an inexpensive CNC called Mogul. Im not proficient at CNC. I use it for very basic wood removal and shaping. Your thinking is exactly what I do. I can hand carve somewhat fast, and the fusion of CNC and hand work does work out well for me. Thanks much!

-- Lazy River Studio - Wooden Signs & Rustic Furniture by Scott -

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#8 posted 09-03-2014 05:04 PM

WOW! That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 09-03-2014 06:21 PM

That is a LARGE beautiful sign.
You should post some CNC roughing as that looks a like a good topic for the CNC forums.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 09-04-2014 04:15 PM

Beautiful sculpture, with realistic details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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