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Project by Dadoo posted 10-06-2009 05:33 PM 1547 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While camping in the Adirondacks a couple years back, we found a large deadfall Birch with the bark still intact. Needless to say, I was able to salvage two large pieces of bark, one which eventually became this sign. The bark is glued to a piece of scrap OSB, the letters in local Maple branches and then stained with an oil base to help preserve them. I then wrapped the thing with a piece of scrap hemp rope and added a couple knots and lashings (still got a bit of salt in me matey). The little pines were also salvaged from a deadfall log of aromatic Cedar found, also, while camping at Taughanock Falls State Park! We campers are scroungers!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!





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Karson

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 07:38 PM

Great sign

From salvage materials.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 11:13 PM

Hey Dado,

You go camping to get away from it all, right?

Then you start making stuff… I’m confused.

Nice sign.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 11:39 AM

I like it!

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 10-08-2009 03:34 AM

Hey Dadoo,

I visited the Adirondacks this year and saw a lot of “Adirondack” furniture with all of the “twig work.” It really is unique. I liked it. And, your sign with the birch bark and twigs fits right in. Very creative and nice.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 04-20-2010 10:04 PM

nice job man! looks great!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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