Lettering (carved & gilded)

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Project by goldenhands posted 05-29-2009 11:45 AM 1669 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small board 350×200 mm with two names carved and oil gilded, silvered.
The finish polyurethane laquer as it gona be hung outside.
The project needed to be made fast so I did not really pay a lot of attention to it, as you can see
the carving is not perfect, but still it went fine and over all I am not upset about the final result.
The board is a single beech wood plank.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 01:03 PM


I certainly cannot see any imperfections!


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

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 02:03 PM

Looks nice.

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 03:05 PM

I agree with Lew – it looks smooth and beautiful to me.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 03:18 PM

Looks great to me!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 03:23 PM

Very sharp looking !!

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 05:14 PM

if that’s not perfect, you certainly didn’t miss by much.
great work as always.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 05:27 PM

well done great sign

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 06:40 PM

Thank you very much guys, you kind as always.
Perhaps I am too demanding and picky, lol.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 07:55 PM

I think the carving and gilding look beautiful… and while I can say that is a beautiful font, its fanciness required me to decipher what it says.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#10 posted 05-29-2009 09:10 PM

Real nice. Don’t see a single defect in the carving.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 05-30-2009 12:02 AM

Ditto all the above. I don’t know how your carving could be much better. Well done

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#12 posted 05-30-2009 12:50 AM

I think you are being too hard on yourself. It looks great to me. The depth, angle of cut, and style of the letters is very consistent throughout the piece and the gilding looks better than any I’ve seen on the business signs in my area. (Believe me I actually look at them closely and notice those things so maybe I should post that on the “you know you’re a Lumberjock if/when”)

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#13 posted 05-30-2009 09:12 AM

Well, I can show and explane that there 2 major mistakes I did on this project – so I am not making it up.
And it showas on the pictures that I posted too. There is only one way to improve the skills if one working alone – and I am working alone, to be hard on criticism and do not exept any mistake that happens – by what ever reason. Otherwise there is no way forward, intelectual death brings phisical one after, to confirm her possesion of the mindless boddy.
Sorry went kinda philosophical a bit, lol.

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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