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Family Name Crossword Wall Art made from pallet wood

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Project by ReUseDude posted 03-22-2017 07:35 PM 602 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So as a new/noob woodworker, I have been using Pallet wood for my projects. I had a couple people request these Crossword/Scrabble wall art with their family names so I tried it out with pallet wood. Hand painted letters by paint pen. I learned a lot and spent a lot of hours using the orbital sander for wood prep. Tell me what you think!

-- *One mans trash is another mans treasure * (after a lot of sanding, elbow grease and tools)





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IndianaWoodworker

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#1 posted 03-22-2017 08:25 PM

That’s a great idea there. How did you do the lettering? That is, did you have stencils or did you do them freehand?

-- Measure twice, cut once?!? But, cutting is more fun than measuring!

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majuvla

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#2 posted 03-22-2017 08:44 PM

Very good idea and very well made. What is the meaning of those numbers?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ReUseDude

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#3 posted 03-22-2017 09:09 PM

Indy WW,
I printed the letters, using a scrabble font, the size I needed. Then I taped down the paper with painters tape. FYI, I have 2 of each letter printed out, as they do get warn out even using thicker paper. Then I used a hard lead pencil (think it was a 2H) and straight edge/ruler, and traced the letter. It ends up making an indention on the wood the shape of the letter. Then I used sharpie paint pens (I got cheap in bulk) to paint within the lines.


That s a great idea there. How did you do the lettering? That is, did you have stencils or did you do them freehand?

- IndianaWoodworker


-- *One mans trash is another mans treasure * (after a lot of sanding, elbow grease and tools)

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ReUseDude

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#4 posted 03-22-2017 09:12 PM

Majuvla,
The numbers are the numbers on the tiles from the game Scrabble.


Very good idea and very well made. What is the meaning of those numbers?
- majuvla

-- *One mans trash is another mans treasure * (after a lot of sanding, elbow grease and tools)

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NormG

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#5 posted 03-23-2017 01:25 AM

Great idea, well done and I love recycled wood projects

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Desert_Woodworker

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#6 posted 03-23-2017 01:47 AM

I am so impressed! No CNC or Laser- bomb project. This gives me inspiration to make similar stuff, thank you so much for posting.
Majulva- most coveted score, in “Scrabble” is a 7 letter word- 50 bonus points

-- Desert_Woodworker

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 03-23-2017 04:38 AM

Nice job. Spell out the family name and even add some history if you want. Cool.

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

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jeffswildwood

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#8 posted 03-23-2017 10:50 AM

Real nice! That pallet wood came out interesting, I wonder what it is. Smoothing it with an orbital sander was a tough job, I’m sure. Welcome to lumberjocks!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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ChrisK

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#9 posted 03-23-2017 11:09 AM

Great idea, nice work.

-- Chris K

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 03-23-2017 12:01 PM

This is very creative and a real nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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pmayer

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#11 posted 03-23-2017 12:39 PM

Love it. Nice work.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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