"Family" sign

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Project by Tooch posted 11-10-2016 11:04 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for our Christmas gift exchange at my in-laws house this year. Basic frame and panel construction made with my Freud router sets. The frame is oak and panel is 1/4” maple ply. Engraved using the Versa laser engraver we have at school.

After glue up, I trimmed the frame to be flush and routed the outside with a cove and bead bit. I stained the frame with Minwax Ebony stain, and then sanded off a majority of it to give a high contrast between open and hard grain.

This decorative piece will hang by the small triangular hanger attached to the back.

Thanks for looking, and good luck to everyone who is making their gifts this year!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-10-2016 11:55 PM

Very nice family sign, Mike!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 12:40 AM

I especially like the effect on the frame. Neat project

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 11-11-2016 01:10 AM

Beautiful! I love the frame, and the choice of lettering on the frame is perfect.

-- Elroy

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#4 posted 11-11-2016 01:18 AM

Cool sign. Outstanding job on the finish. Very uniform.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 11-11-2016 01:18 AM

Very nicely done sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 11-11-2016 03:22 AM

Thank you Monte, Dave, Elroy, ralbu k and Jim. Lots of good feedback!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 11-11-2016 09:15 AM

I like the profile of that frame.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#8 posted 11-11-2016 01:05 PM

Great looking frame! Your the CNC to good use Tooch!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 11-11-2016 06:33 PM

This is a very nice sign. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 11-18-2016 02:40 PM

Very nice. Someone will be happy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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