Shop Sign

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Project by doubleDD posted 12-16-2014 02:28 PM 1212 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been thinking of making a shop sign for some time but just couldn’t visualize the shape in my mind of what I wanted. When Jim Jakosh posted his fireman crosses recently it rang a bell and decided to use it. He was kind enough to send me a print to follow so it saved time instead of me measuring it out. Thanks Jim.
I downsized it a bit to fit on a wall in the basement shop instead of out in the garage where it was originally planned for. I eliminated the spaces at the points of the cross to better fit the lettering. I copied the tools on it from a picture I saw at a craft show.
I have two versions, one with the shavings on it and one without. Still can’t make up my mind.
I bet you guys have some very cool and unique shop signs out there and I would like to see them.
So this is my version. Thanks for peeking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 02:33 PM

That’s cool Dave. A nice way to welcome folks into your shop

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 12-16-2014 02:47 PM

I will need something like it as well. Good job sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-16-2014 03:12 PM

That’s nice dave and I like them both just wish I would take the time to make something like this but this may give me a push and get it done .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 12-16-2014 03:18 PM

Hey, real nice signs, Dave.!! My shop sign is kind of plain. I’ll post it when I get the camera back down to the shop!!

Merry Christmas, Dave….................Jim

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

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#5 posted 12-16-2014 04:01 PM

Hey Roger thanks. Maybe I should make one telling them to keep out. Ha ha

Monte, just picturing yours with a big O’ piece of Beetle kill. You deserve one.

Hi Klaus. I could imagine yours with a leg vise mechanism that open and closes the sign.

Thanks again Jim. If you get a chance, post it.

Maybe this would be a good idea to start a site for everyone to post their shop signs. I’ll have to think about that.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 04:42 PM

That looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 04:58 PM

I like everything about it Dave, the design, lettering, tool shapes, everything. Great job buddy!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 05:21 PM

Looks great Dave!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 12-16-2014 05:30 PM

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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#10 posted 12-16-2014 05:40 PM


Super COOL Signs… It’s amazing how the various things we see here ring certain Bells, isn’t it?

Your signs are very nice… One thing I just thought of… if you were to get creative with Magnets, your tools could be moved around the sign to customize it “on the spot”... or, for that matter, substituted for the Real tools! :)

Very nice job! COOL!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 12-16-2014 05:44 PM

Very nice, you’ve said everything – who are you and what you are doing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 12-16-2014 07:01 PM

Thanks for the compliment hoss.

Thanks Lee. I’m still thinking about changing a few things.

Thanks Mike

Thanks John.

Hi Joe. That’s a cool idea about switching things around. I used rubber cement on the lettering and tools so the magnet idea may come about. I have a toy saw I could use right off the bat.

Thanks Ivan, kind of makes you feel proud.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 12-16-2014 08:06 PM

Dave, sorry to rain on your parade buddy…that sign is just really….awesome. I really like it. Its obvious you put a lot of thought and effort into it. Nice job!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 12-16-2014 10:17 PM

Great signs !....I like the version without the shavings, only because there isn’t a hand plane on the sign. But they both look good either way….Very cool…thanks for sharing….

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#15 posted 12-16-2014 11:05 PM

I like it too! I like the last picture the best. Nice sign!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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