Making signs

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Project by SteveMI posted 1744 days ago 1368 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to show some signs I have made from sassafrass wood on my CNC mill.

First picture was an experiment with “cedar” glue-up boards and staining the large areas. It is 14” tall and 18” long. Not going to repeat that.

The rest were from 10 1/4” width boards. Long signs in this height are also 18” long. All started as 4/4 R1E. Cedar and Redwood aren’t available in my area, but the sassafrass is.

Yellow color is a poly water based stain tinted with transtint so the grain can be seen. Final finish on all, except the first, is spray deck sealer.


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Ed Elizondo

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#1 posted 1744 days ago

The signs are awsome. You do great work. I bet that CNC earns its money. What is the largest sign you can make with the CNC.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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#2 posted 1744 days ago


I can fit 18” by 30”, but only cut 16” by 24”.

You’d lose the bet as I have. I’m still searching for somewhere to fit in with the current economy. My plan was to be the old guy in the lawn chair at the craft shows, but no profit this year.


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#3 posted 1741 days ago

Nice signs Steve

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1737 days ago

Start a Sign Shop specializing in routed signs. You could do pretty well. Almost any sign can be converted to routed wood and painted. I get about $75 a square foot for them when we blast them… Nice stuff.

-- LAS,

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