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This is a sign I made for a friend, it hangs outside his hot rod shop

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Project by Airspeed posted 05-31-2015 12:42 AM 688 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this out of redwood I salvaged off a 80 year old barn, it was sided in redwood.

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 03:18 AM

If you made him a sign….
Will he be making you a hot rod???

BTW: Great looking sign.

Yeah, we need details on the CNC!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Airspeed

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 03:39 AM

Thanks! He kinda did build me a hot rod, helped me put a new 350 in my 72 GMC, I’ve been very busy! Not much time to Internet. Lots of things happening, built a new shop next to my house, still getting my machines set up and running dust collection, learning the cnc and I actually made quit a bit of $ making things for people. I even used it to make some parts for my truck out of aluminum. Felt kinda like a cheater using my cnc to make wood projects but finally realized there’s skill involved even in computer based machines. The cnc is a great tool, doesn’t replace my table saw but sure increases the things I can build with it! My new shop is awesome! Moved from my basement shop full of posts, storage and yard machines to a new 25X35’ shop with actual heat and AC! No posts in my way, running water, a shower and even a sink. Its not a massive shop but compared to my basement it’s the Taj Mahal! I’ll post up some pics and video over at stumpy’s thread tomorrow. I’ll throw in a few more of the countless projects I’ve been working on. Hope everyone is well! In the mean time here’s a pic of my shop before I got all my machines moved in,

I was so excited to move in that I only primed the walls, kinda wish I would have painted but I couldn’t wait!

Later!

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 04:05 AM

Congrats on the new shop!!!

25’ x 35’..... Call me jealous!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 01:12 PM

great looking sign!
You’re right – CNC is just a spindle tool like a router, dremel or drill press etc and that you stick wood under to shape. We used to hand carve all our signs years ago but now everything is put on the table. If the sign is all painted then we use HDU and forgo the western red cedar so no gluing and it’s impervious to moisture.

congrats on the new shop – sounds like you have your priorities in order! :)

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 06:55 PM

That is a nice sign and I am sure that he was pleased with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-08-2015 07:22 PM

Looks great Aaron, Glad to see ya back in the sawdust…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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