Dremel Cut Test Sign

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-14-2018 08:12 PM 357 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a number of different carbide Dremel cutters at Kent’s Tools in Tucson and wanted to try them out on a sign so I cut this sign for the neighbors. It is made from some mesquite slab wood ( all sap wood) but too pretty to throw away. I put some turquoise inlay in the saguaro cactus and finished it with Helmsman UV resistant poly.

They liked it so that is all that maters. It was a surprise for them.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 08:18 PM

I like the sign Jim. It has a folksy character to it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 02-14-2018 08:37 PM

Nice job Jim !! Your neighbors are lucky to have you for a neighbor !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#3 posted 02-14-2018 09:56 PM

Your a good neighbor Jim! Nice work as usual.

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

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#4 posted 02-14-2018 10:02 PM

Taking care of the neighbors as usual Jim. It’s so much pleasure to make things and give away. Nice job on it. Did you use a jig for the Dremel tool?
I’m surprised the sapwood on the mesquite is so dark. That’s one wood like you said is too nice to throw away.

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

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#5 posted 02-14-2018 10:26 PM

Nice! You sure have a steady hand!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 02-14-2018 10:46 PM

Hey Jim Congratulations LumberJocks Super Star 20000+ post in 3000+ days WOW
The sign looks great, Phil and Carolyn will surely be proud to have it,,,

Keep up the fantastic work….

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#7 posted 02-14-2018 11:27 PM

Nice looking sign Jim, I’d be curious to know which tools and cuttters you purchased ?

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#8 posted 02-15-2018 04:48 AM

Nice sign, obviously you bought some good tools.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-15-2018 04:51 AM

Great job!

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

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#10 posted 02-15-2018 11:05 AM

Very nice.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 02-16-2018 04:11 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!!

Hi Dave, I free handed the cutting.I see other guys here draw out their letter and make them of some width with 2 lines to each letter. I just drew out a single line and widened it with the end of the cutter. No jig was used. I’m just learning this free hand sign making. That Danish oil makes the wood dark!

Hi Bruce. They had that sign hanging on their place within an hour!! They are great neighbors.

Hi Randy, Please excuse the dark photo- I just snapped a shot in the shed. Here are the cutters I bought at Kent’s Tools in Tucson. They are carbide and $4 each. I visit Kent every year on the way back from the gem show in Feb.
I used the one on the bottom:

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

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