|Project by JoeinGa||posted 09-15-2015 07:59 PM||937 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
A friend at church asked me if I was any good at painting lettering on a sign. “Uhhh, no. You dont want ME trying to letter a sign”
Someone else spoke up and said ”Hey Joe, I’ll bet you could make him one out of wood in your shop.”
So I asked what kind of sign and what did he want on it. Told him I might could do something with the router. He told us he has a tree farm and is trying to sell off his Sawtooth oak trees and would I be willing to put a few in my yard with a sign for advertising?
These sawtooth oaks are a variety that starts putting out acorns within the first 3 or 4 years, so the hunters like to plant ‘em around their deer stands to attract deer. His property is 2 miles off the paved road and my house is right at the main (and only) intersection in town, so we agreed I’d “display” them with a sign and maybe he could get rid of the 2000 or 2500 trees he has. (Yes, he’s giving me a “cut” for putting them out for those who are going to ask)
He brought 20 trees to my yard and I put the sign in front of them. I did this lettering freehand and he loves it! I’m also going to add another sign with “Hunter’s Special” on it. He says these trees (which are 3-4 years old and they’re already about 15’ tall ) would sell at a nursery for between $85 & $100 each. He just wants to get out of them so he’s hoping they’ll sell quick at $50.
The wood is just a shelving board I had. 48” X 11.5”. I routed the letters and put black paint in them, then sanded the rest back to bare pine. Put 2 coats of Urethane to protect it from the weather. Now if it will just attract some hunters to BUY SOME TREES~!!!
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