Takeout Menu Stand

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Project by DustBeard posted 12-13-2016 02:52 AM 1577 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been ordering pizza from Jerry for more then twenty years now. Needless to say the man makes a mean pie! I figured after all these years of Jerry making for me, it was high time I made for him. This takeout menu stand is made of walnut, cherry and maple veneer plywood. The letters are cut out with my scroll saw, NO CNC in my shop! The main body is one solid piece of walnut that I hogged out with my small milling machine. It is finished with a few coats of wipe on poly. His pizza shop is in a heritage building so he honours this by keeping the original branding “Union House” as you can see in his logo. It was definitely tricky to cut out those small letters but well worth it for the end product. I spent some time messing around in Photoshop in an attempt to make the pictures stand out a bit more. I’m curious what you think, should I stick to plain white backgrounds or do you like what I did?

Thanks for your interest.
aka DustBeard

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#1 posted 12-13-2016 08:52 AM

Very nice, great gift!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-13-2016 12:21 PM

I definitely think it pops more with this background than it would with a plain white one. Very very nice. I am sure he was super pleased to receive this.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#3 posted 12-13-2016 05:04 PM

The sign looks great but don’t dis the hobby CNC until you try to program it for one-off’s. Takes a little more skill than one may think

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#4 posted 12-13-2016 06:35 PM

As a scrollsawer; I DO KNOW how much work that was. It is very difficult to cut letters that are small


Cutting small things works best if they can be inside cut first while still part of a larger pieces, then cut from the larger pieces after interior cuts are all made.

I prefer plain backgrounds for my serious photography; however very seldom use them on my woodwork.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 12-13-2016 06:44 PM

Aaron, this is a first class piece of work and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 12-14-2016 04:40 PM

Very nice and precise work! I didn’t thought it was so small looking at the first photo.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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