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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-10-2015 03:31 AM 1216 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I pulled out the duplicator to try to copy this sign in a font that is on my new engine truck but it was too shallow for my stylus to pick it up and I went off the line and it was a bust. But, before I quit for the day, I pulled out the only letters I have (1 3/4”) and cut this sign to hang in the barn. It is a mahogany faced board with a poplar core . The second shot is the sigh with Monique, my biggest French curve, that I used for the contour.
I hung the sign tonight!!

It is finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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CFrye

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#1 posted 07-10-2015 04:14 AM

Nice looking sign, Jim! Monique did her job well!

-- God bless, Candy

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 07-10-2015 04:14 AM

Nice job on the lettering Jim. Those french curves come in handy every once in awhile. Just used one a couple weeks ago.

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

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 07-10-2015 06:41 AM

Great looking Sign Jim, like the lettering too.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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BusterB

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#4 posted 07-10-2015 07:18 AM

Nice work on the sign Jim…. I can’t get mine to come out quite that crisp and clean….perhaps someday…nahhhhh…..lol

-- 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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peteg

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#5 posted 07-10-2015 07:34 AM

Nice job Jim, I was in the sigh industry for about 30 years, well done
BTW, I’ve been counting your “output” & worked out you haven’t been to sleep for round 3 weeks :: ))))
Cheers Bud
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Cliff

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#6 posted 07-10-2015 09:19 AM

Very clear Font Jim…The Type stands out well on that background. Those French Curves sound like a good addition to the workshop….Must look into it.

Regards,
Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Roger

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#7 posted 07-10-2015 12:31 PM

I like it. Very crispy-clean lettering

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 07-10-2015 12:34 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I have the real thing coming out today if I get it all done.
Hi Buster. I first uses a ball nosed bit and it threw up a burr pretty bad. Then I use a 60 degree v bit and it cut clean as a whistle…........really no sanding needed.

Hi Pete. I don’t post all the metal stuff done in between these wood projects. I have the elves on overtime!!I Got into a PVC one yesterday too.

Hi Cliff. I have about 5 French curves of all sizes. I made Monique because I could not buy one that big. I think you find they are invaluable in creating curved forms for all kinds of projects.

cheers, Jim

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

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ralbuck

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#9 posted 07-10-2015 03:55 PM

Very nice work!

Reminded me of the 10-20 McCormick-Deering- tractor; that was the first one I ever drove!

-- just rjR

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 07-10-2015 04:21 PM

Nice, clean work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 07-10-2015 09:19 PM

nice work Jim.

-- James,Alabama,http://www.woodworkerJames.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 07-11-2015 12:56 AM

COOL Sign!

COOL Wood

COOL Finish…

COOL Work…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 07-11-2015 02:22 AM

Thanks, john, , RJR, James, and Joe. Nothing happening but fun in the shop!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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Cliff

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#14 posted 07-12-2015 11:24 AM

Thanks Jim. I’m convinced that I need to purchase them soon.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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