pie crust sign

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Project by teenagewoodworker posted 2020 days ago 1801 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a little sign that i made for my friend on her birthday. it is dished out like a pie crust table with a 1/4” bead followed by a step and then a 1/2” cove and another step. i originally made one out of padauk and tried using a signmaking bit to put it in but when it was done i didnt like how it looked so i scrapped it and started again on a nice piece of figured walnut. i decided this time to make the letters like a relief carving and in doing it this way the bottom was an absolute mess so after about 5 hours of sand sanding last night i put the first coat of finish on at 3 am. the finish is just a coat of General Finishes Danish oil and they 5 coats of shellac wiped on to make sure i coat everything then i rubbed it down with some 000 steel wool and finally just lightly misted it with my spray gun to bring the luster back. overall this was a really fun project but it was hard. overall to get it done by today i put in about 10 hours last night but it is well worth it. the figured walnut really looks beautiful.

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#1 posted 2020 days ago

I know Victoria will love it. Even if she doesn’t know how much work went into it. Great job as always.

-- "Sure, listen to what the experts have to say, just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking."

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#2 posted 2020 days ago

Hi Denis;

Great job!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 2020 days ago

Another great job Dennis. You are such a brilliant teen woodworker. I wish I had had such talent when I was your age. Job well done.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 2020 days ago

Dennis a great job. I’m sure it will be a well remembered gift.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 2020 days ago

Great Looking Sign, Denis!!


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

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#6 posted 2020 days ago

Fantastic job Buddy!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#7 posted 2020 days ago

very nice job. good work takes time and effort. easy/average things don’t!

-- mrsawdust, pittsburgh,pa.

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#8 posted 2020 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 2020 days ago

Very nice Dennis… That is a great looking piece of Walnut.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Bill Akins

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#10 posted 2019 days ago

Very beautiful. I always love walnut.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#11 posted 1978 days ago

Nice job Dennis your comming along with your woodworking skills !!


-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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#12 posted 1913 days ago

Very Professional Mate.

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

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#13 posted 1913 days ago

Dennis how did i miss this very sweet mate love the finish


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#14 posted 1913 days ago

cool sign great job

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1717 days ago

Hi Denis, my name is Rick. I think that it is very cool that I am not the only one who likes woodworking so much, would stay up til 3 am working on things. Peace-

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