Engraved Signs for Show

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Project by Tooch posted 12-14-2014 03:14 PM 1500 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m going to be doing an Artiste Market today and wanted to have lots of little things to sell for cheap. The clientele that came to this fair last year was more interested in spending <$25, and I came home with a lot of my higher priced items (boxes, End-grain boards, etc..)

The signs are very quick and inexpensive to make, with most of the time spent on the layout of the text and/or graphics. I’m not claiming these to be a woodworking masterpiece, but hopefully the put some $$ in my pocket.

Dimensions are [roughly] 7” Wide x 12-13” long. I borrowed a tactic from 1976 and torched some of the Pine signs to add another element.

Thanks for looking!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 12-14-2014 04:27 PM

Real nice looking signs!!

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#2 posted 12-14-2014 05:03 PM

Love the signs. Good luck on the sales. Great job buddy

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 12-14-2014 07:58 PM

Nice work on those signs Tooch! Good luck at the fair, hope you make plenty of green backs!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 09:10 PM

AWesome signs,is it hard to master the use of the laser engraver to do these signs?would you need any training to use it or are you self thought?

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 12:43 AM

Everything is all self taught- the engraving is easy to learn how to do, its coming up with the designs that cause the most problems!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 01:32 AM

Very cool Tooch

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 02:26 PM

Great signs, but you failed to tell what the process is … off a CNC? or is this a print and iron??

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 10:22 AM

oops – sorry! the signs are all laser engraved using a VersaLaser 2.30, all the artwork files were design using CorelDraw X6. I tried using as many different fonts as possible just to mix it up a bt

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#9 posted 12-17-2014 01:37 PM

Crispy clean. I like em.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 12-24-2014 11:16 AM

You can also use Inkscape to create a file and it’s a FREE program.

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#11 posted 01-14-2015 04:37 AM

nice signs…

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