woodworkers cant have typical house numbers....its the law

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Project by Splitblade posted 09-02-2015 07:57 PM 1288 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I redid our house numbers for our house (second set of pictures), and decided to add a little pizzazz, I added a glow in the dark epoxy in the center of the numbers since we have a sun facing house. Idea was good, think the product was not since it works for a little while but is barely noticeable, and effect is gone before it gets dark enough to make a difference, I made this a while ago and guess they have newer stuff now that works well and I’m looking forward to trying this again with a better product. After I made one for my house, my parents pointed out that they needed new numbers as well, so I took a slightly different approach, out of a small oak board I cut the numbers out the entire way, clamped down to a table with some wax paper and filled with a clear quartz inlay, and placed it in front of their porch light, so with a dark (stained) background during the day the white shows up and can easily be seen from the street, at night turn the light on and….well you can see from the picture, turned out pretty nice.

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#1 posted 09-02-2015 08:30 PM

I am in Violation of the Law . Don’t turn me in Ok , I am going to Reform ASAP.

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 09:11 PM

I am in Violation too – working on corrective action.

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#3 posted 09-02-2015 10:13 PM

Wood has been selected, router is out. I will correct the errors my way. Please don’t report me to the powers that be.

Nice idea on the glowing epoxy. Unfortunately, my house faces east by northeast and I’m in Wisconsin. The sun doesn’t stick around on the front side long enough to recharge solar lights, much less epoxy. Oh well, maybe I’ll play with hollowing the back out and creating a back light. Unfortunately, that means I need to put in an outlet near it to plug into…. Nevermind. I’ll just let the wood speak for itself during the day.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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#4 posted 09-03-2015 01:47 AM

Nice job

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 01:28 PM

I’d like to apply for the Amnesty program.

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