Craft Room Sign and Frame

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Project by Owlcroft posted 02-24-2018 07:48 PM 269 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today is a Toni’s birthday. She is a friend and follow crafter. I have been wanting to try my hand at basic fret work on the Scroll Saw. I have also wanted to try my hand at making picture frames from scratch. Put all that together and the result was the Craft Room sign for Toni’s birthday.

I got the pattern (Mom’s Craft Room Sign) from Steve Good’s Website, “Scroll Saw Workshop”. The only modification I made is to replace “Mom” with “Toni” in Photo Shop. I also modified it to make it a framed sign. The overall dimensions of the sign are approximately 11” x 8” x 1/4”. The overall size of the framed piece is approximately 14” x 11”. The sign is mounted on light purple felt, which is mounted on 1/8” plywood. The glass is Lexan 1/8” clear polycarbonate. I much prefer working with Lexan vs. glass. It is easy to cut, light, and UV resistant.

The frame is 1” thick walnut board, cut into 7/8” high x 1” wide strips approximately 15” long. The milling was done on my router table. I needed the 7/8” height to have enough room to make a 5/8” high x 1/4” dado to hold the Lexan and mounted sign.

Be sure to visit the “Scroll Saw Workshop” website. Lots of good information and free plans.

If you are a beginner I highly recommend watching Kenny Earrings “Scroll Saw for beginners” Part 1 and 2.
Scroll Saw for Beginners, Part 1
Scroll Saw for Beginners, Part 2

All-in-all, a fun project.

-- Owlcroft

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#1 posted 02-24-2018 08:19 PM

What a Great looking sign. I missed that one on Steve’s site. My wife has a very good friend in California that sews and quilts. She is always making some for us and in turn I make something for her. This would be nice hanging on her sewing room

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 10:24 PM

This sign turned out so beautifully.

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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#3 posted 02-25-2018 03:24 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Also!

-- Carrying Anger is like Swallowing Poison and waiting for the Other Person to Die!

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#4 posted 02-25-2018 12:22 PM

Super snazzy, and fine cutting scroll sawing.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 02-25-2018 08:28 PM

You did an outstanding job on that whole package! Well cut and beautifully framed. Toni is going to be very happy!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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