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Project by Tooch posted 12-07-2017 10:56 AM 504 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to get one of my arms touched up by my favorite local tattoo artist, and when I went to the shop to book an appointment, I saw they were expanding into the building next to them. I figured every shop needs a sign, so this is what I came up with.

Made from strips ripped off a 2×4, it measures roughly 17” x 30” with a union of 12”. I picked up a can of Varethane navy stain, which looks awesome for this application. Each of the strips was distressed on the spindle sander before hit with a blowtorch and stained. I engraved the name of the shop along with 4 American traditional roses after staining, which worked out surprisingly well.

This is also a bit of a prototype for some more christmas gifts to come….

Thanks for looking, any comments or suggestions welcome!

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

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#1 posted 12-07-2017 11:27 AM

Beautiful rustic style. Interesting technic with blowtorch before stain.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 12-07-2017 01:14 PM

Hey Tooch… Your flag has a nice very nice look to it with the way you scorched the wood before staining! The blue and red colors are a perfect shade!

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

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 02:50 PM

this is amazing. good job!

-- Frank, Washington State,

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 04:02 PM

This is a beautiful flag plaque which has a lot of nice character.

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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#5 posted 12-07-2017 05:24 PM

Thanks Frank, Charles, and Ivan.

Tony here is what I used for color, which came out better than what I had thought:

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 05:43 PM

Great job on that flag, Mike!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-07-2017 06:23 PM

That looks amazing. Love it. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 12-09-2017 08:31 AM

That is awesome. Did one for my sons room with the leftovers when we built his whole room full of furniture. It remains his favorite thing…and the only piece we built that he will not budge on when he moves out.

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