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wood signs for grandsons

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Project by oldguy2 posted 01-11-2016 12:52 AM 508 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This year my 3 grandsons 6,4,and 3 would be coming to my home, instead of me to theirs. So having a gift from me was very important. Also all of them would be flying so space was a factor that it had to flatten for transport and reassemble back home.
I wanted these to be headboard signs but none of them had headboards..am I old.? So name signs for their dressers or desks came up. Just 3/4 inch letters glued to a backer piece then doweled to the base. Back to the flying problem. Each sign came out about. 6 inch wide base by 10 and one 11 inch. the backer pieces 8 inch and 6 inch.
My solution was 1/4 inch dowel pins loosely drilled into the backer and aligned with thru holes into the base. no glue.
Each was spray polyurathaned and rubbed out. some gentle taps fit the base snug to the backer.
I used cherry and oak. the Shopsmith helped the drilling into the backers very easy. and I did not photograph the straight line drilling of the base also easy with the fence of the Shopsmith.
I did a double round over on the bases to accent a shadow line from the table.
shown in one pic are my practice letter from the band saw the scroll saw was having a tough time on the oak I had available.





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#1 posted 01-12-2016 11:53 AM

Looks good. I bet they love them.

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