Phase III, the completed sign

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 03-03-2011 01:19 AM 1420 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cooper is going to be 3 in a couple of days and I (Grandpa) thought it would be a great idea to make a sign for his bedroom door. I used Oak and walnut for the woods, and used my scroll saw for all the detail work. I am new at the scroll saw but after this project I almost feel much more confident using it. Cooper was named after the tire company Cooper Tire, so I felt it appropriate I use a Cooper Tire picture. I use as a stencil for the scroll-saw work. I did use Coyote Software to convert pictures into stencils, it was not a hard program to learn. The scroll work was a first attempt at this type of woodworking. I suppled my son with a lot of kindling for his fireplace with the pieced I didn’t quite do correctly.

The wood in the sign came from the neighbors and friends yards. I have a Jet 16” bandsaw that I used to re-saw all the limbs into nice slabs. The limbs have been drying for a long time and were very dry, so I do not anticipate any cracking, but I have my fingers crossed.

All in all a very satisfying project and one Cooper will have for years to come.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 03-03-2011 05:25 AM

How on Earth do you do that? Oak is so grainy and splintery and easy to make slip-ups, and to fit it so perfectly…
I always have to fake in misfit spaces with dust-glue filler, even on my big stuff!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 02:45 PM

Cooper received his new bedroom door sign at his birthday party yesterday. He liked it!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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