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Project by Ben Kahmann posted 07-27-2009 02:18 AM 1316 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know, I know…..........the Bengals haven’t been the best team in a while, a long while. But 2009/2010 has just got to be the year of the tiger! I’ve been making these signs for years out of aspen. They are cheap to make, fun to build, and people eat em up. This is the only one I have left and I hang it in the garage shop. The lettering is done freehand with a plung router and a core box bit and a cove bit around the border. Since this one, the first done 4 years ago, I have made a templet for the lettering that makes it all straight and reproductable. The black areas are 1/8” recessed to make the painting a snap and in person make it “pop” a bit. All comments and critiques welcome, except from Steelers fans. (Just Kidding) GO BENGALS!!!

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#1 posted 07-27-2009 02:29 AM

Beautiful sign. I’ll be happy if the Bengals can at last hang in there through October LOL. BTW is that sign hanging at Dave Dennis? I work for a company in the building next to it.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Ben Kahmann

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#2 posted 07-27-2009 02:39 AM

Hi Mike, thanks for the praise. I actually put sign on my Jeep I got at Dave Dennis to take the picture. I didn’t even realize it was in the pic until you said it, lol. As far as the Bengals go, If Carson can keep healthy, we’ll make playoffs. Thanks for looking

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#3 posted 07-27-2009 02:39 AM

Ben, Great sign. We won’t hold it against you because it’s the Bengals sign…...and I’m not a Steelers fan. I’m from SC and pull for the Philadelphia Eagles fan, so I never seem to offend anyone.

-- John @

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 03:05 AM

Well, Browns fan here, its been tough the last few years or is it decades now? But hey, both teams are undefeated… far this season! Cool sign!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#5 posted 07-27-2009 03:27 AM

Yep. This is their year. You better start cranking out a bunch of those nice looking signs now and get them ready.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#6 posted 07-27-2009 03:55 AM

Being a Bengal fan is much like being a Cub fan. Very long apart from anything resembling anything good.

I know, I’m a Bengal fan.


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Greg Wurst

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#7 posted 07-27-2009 04:24 AM

As a long-suffering Bengals fan I’m reminded of a common phrase here in Southern Ohio:

“Go Bengals! And take the Reds with you!” ;)

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#8 posted 07-27-2009 05:04 AM

cool sign well done

-- Custom furniture

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Ben Kahmann

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#9 posted 07-27-2009 05:05 AM

Hi all, it’s nice to know I’m not the only LJ whose a Bengals fan. Thanks for the comments and we couldn’t possibly get any worse, only place to go is up!

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#10 posted 07-27-2009 11:48 AM

Carson Palmer is a great Quarterback. Mike Brown sucks as an owner.

As a Cincinnati native I watch the Bengals, I want them to win. They can snatch defeat outta the jaws of victory.

But I hate the Browns.

They let Whos-your-mama go. Housh was a great reciever. Chad is no longer a factor.

But with the new season…. I shall watch again. One must have a dream.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#11 posted 07-27-2009 01:08 PM

Greetings Ben,
That’s a beauty. Very satisfying project/item. You have met the wonderful criteria for success: ” cheap to make, fun to build, and people eat ‘em up.” It don’t get much better than that!

Starting way back as a snot-nosed kid I’m a long time Jets and original AFL fan since their inception.
The Bengals have as part of their heritage one of my all-time favorites, football genius and innovative pioneer, the great Paul Brown.

Good pickup on our guy Coles. He will help.

All the best, except of course when we meet last game of the season.


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#12 posted 07-27-2009 02:36 PM

Go Browns!

-- Tony, Ohio

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#13 posted 07-27-2009 03:02 PM

Who dey?

-- on Wednesday's I go shopping, and have buttered scones for tea...

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Ben Kahmann

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#14 posted 07-28-2009 02:55 AM

Thanks everybody for the colorful comments and Tony, “If it’s Brown, Flush it Down!” lol…....Now on to the next project.

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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