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Project by dustynewt posted 1270 days ago 2663 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first two picture are a standard size keychain, approximately 5/8×5/8”, in Brazilian Cherry and Yellowheart.

The second two are the MiniTag size, about 3/8×3/8”, in Purpleheart and Yellowheart.

The last photo is a pair of minitags in Maple and Zebrawood

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

Pretty cool giifts. Good colors.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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reedwood

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

newt,
Cool name tags. I like this design with the center piece as it strengthens it.
I love making name tags especially with kids. The band saw is fairly safe and the instant gratification the little shits require fits in with their short attention span.

Work is slow so this Christmas was tough on my remodeling business and my guys.
My laborer, Randy was upset because he didn’t have (save) any money to buy gifts for all of his nieces and nephews. So I spent a day with him in the shop making 12 names for all of them. They were approx. 12-16” long by 2-3” tall out of whatever 5/4 material I had saved.

At first, he thought it was a dumb idea and they wouldn’t like them, but I said: “Trust me, they’ll love em.”
Well, once I got him started, he really got in to cutting, sanding, and spray varnishing the name tags. It gave us a chance to work on something fun together and took the stress away.

They ended up being a huge hit with the kids and now he has a few new orders to fill and one to repair as it was used in a pretend sword fight. Kids…gotta love em.

Nice work. Thank you for sharing.

-- mark

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Don Johnson

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#3 posted 1269 days ago

You’ve got me thinking about my grandchildren – who are due to visit soon.

I guess you cut the letters freehand, but do you – or anyone else – know the name of a font that looks similar to your letters, please ?

ANy suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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dustynewt

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#4 posted 1269 days ago

Mark ~ Thanks for the comment and story. I am glad ya’ll had fun doing these. I really enjoy them and they enable me to meet people all over the world, via this internet. People do love their names.

Don ~ Yes I do free-hand them, but if you are looking for a font, you need something with a fat, bold stroke and no serifs. Antique olive nord comes to mind. We used it a lot when I was in the sign business. You should be able to download it somewhere online.

Thanks everyone.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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