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Project by edwood1975 posted 05-02-2017 08:24 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I needed a easy project and one that was easy on the muscles, so I have been wanting to dabble in in a bit of sign making and so I purchased the The Miles craft Sign crafter Kit

The sign is for my newly made fence and its basically a 2 foot 1×6 cedar scrap I had lying around.

The jig makes it very easy to use and you just rout away, you might find it odd but I felt my dovetail jig prepared me for this project because again I was using a guide bushing to navigate the letters and I don’t think it came out that bad, I also used my round over bit to soften the edges

I also purchased a little can of black paint to paint the letters and paint the end grain of the project, sanded it down with 100 grit paper with my orbital sander and then applied 2 coats of polyurethane.

I finally plan to drill 2 small holes and thread some twine through it so I can hang it on my fence.

I loved this project because it was all completed in 6 hours most of that time was waiting on the paint and poly to dry and that will be fully dried in the morning so I can start another one…

I also like these types of projects because other than buying the jig they are very cheap to make.

Thanks for looking

-- Ed





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papadan

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#1 posted 05-02-2017 08:33 PM

Nice job on that sign. I bought one of those Miles craft signcrafters at Rocklers about 10 years ago and still haven’t opened the box. One of those round toits, ya know!

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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#2 posted 05-02-2017 08:51 PM



Nice job on that sign. I bought one of those Miles craft signcrafters at Rocklers about 10 years ago and still haven t opened the box. One of those round toits, ya know!

- papadan

Thanks.. you should open the box it’s a fun little project

-- Ed

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#3 posted 05-02-2017 09:43 PM

Nice sign! Looks great Ed,

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 09:49 PM

That’s a nice sign. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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edwood1975

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#5 posted 05-03-2017 03:28 AM



That s a nice sign. Congratulations.

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

- helluvawreck


Thanks Charles

-- Ed

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#6 posted 05-03-2017 04:12 PM

After this there will be more!

Looks good & will weather well too, if you used the right paint.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#7 posted 05-04-2017 12:55 PM

Your garden area is superb. The sign is a cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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edwood1975

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#8 posted 05-04-2017 02:27 PM



Your garden area is superb. The sign is a cool.

- Roger


I doubt it’s superb Roger but thanks very much..the sign was a cool little project

-- Ed

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#9 posted 05-04-2017 04:31 PM

Love the fence too.

I”ve been thinking about getting the kit too. I have to work out my collars though. I have a bosch router and their quick change collars are horrible at staying centered. Just last week I had a long half inch bit blow out the guide and ruin my board.

I may have to switch bases and use porter cable style collars.

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edwood1975

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#10 posted 05-04-2017 06:22 PM

I was just going to buy some post caps but they wanted $8 a piece that was like $80 so I decided to buy a piece of 1×6 cedar and make my own

And I’m glad I did I just chamfered the edges at 30° and predrilled the center , added a screw and plug and done best $70 I ever saved

-- Ed

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