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Project by Blakep posted 07-25-2011 04:14 PM 831 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought Milwaukees version of a drimel tool a few months ago and made this while playing around with it. I printed the letters off of Microsoft Word and basically just tried to color inside the lines haha. I was going to just trough it in the corner unfinished because I was just playing around but my wife and her friend saw it and liked it so I distressed it and put it in my booth also. It may not sell but like I said I was just playing around so if it does then I will make money off of something that I had no intention of selling. The letters even look halfway center, I don’t know how because I didn’t measure anything, I just pulled out a scrap piece and started carving the letters haha





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Bertha

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 04:53 PM

This is the first I’m hearing of a Milwaukee rotary! I really like the sign. It’ll be perfect for that Hippy with the lime green AirStream;) Nice work!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Blakep

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 05:23 PM

Thanks Bertha. Yeah the Milwaukee rotary tool is part of the 12v line that they have out. I had the impact driver so when I wanted the rotary I went with the Milwaukee 12v since the batteries are compatible. I had a dremil battery operated once and it didn’t have enough power to do much but this little one seems to have just as much power as the electric ones. Its also variable speed and it has the same type collar as the dremils so all of the dremil tools will fit it.

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 06:14 PM

I own a Foredom, so I don’t use my Dremel too often. I’ve got a cheap Black and Decker Wizard (?) that actually works a little better. I’m going to look into this Milwaukee job, as the Foredom is a little unwieldy for certain projects. Plus, they’d probably want a few hundred bucks for the router base attachment;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Blakep

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#4 posted 07-25-2011 06:27 PM

I haven’t seen any attachments for the milwaukee but I haven’t looked either. It is priced at $99 at home depot. Most all of the 12v series are around this price.

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#5 posted 07-25-2011 09:14 PM

I’ve made similar signs, I know the work that went into this sign! GREAT JOB!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Blakep

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#6 posted 07-25-2011 09:23 PM

Thanks MasterSergeant. It is really time consuming. You don’t have much money in material cost but if you charged by the hour then it could get pretty expensive.

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Goddahavefun

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#7 posted 07-26-2011 03:50 AM

Hi Blake !!

Dig the sign , and know what you meen by time consuming , but if you look at it as spending time enjoying it then what you make out of them is a bonus !!! have you thought of making a jig from MDF with those letter cutouts bigger to the edge of your dremmel !! that could speed up the proccess !!! those signs always sell !!

I have been experimenting with distressing timber finishes , you might like to give it go, get some wicked effects !!

Buy some acylic water based art paint in a tube (about $3;00 each ) get a damp cloth, dip the cloth in the art paint & rub paint into grain of raw sanded piece of timber , if the paint looks too thick, moisten cloth a bit more & wipe back , it will lightly colour the timber while keeping the intergraty of the timber grain structure !!!

Finish piece by spraying it with a spray laquer , this highlights the colours even more

Select timber with great grain structures , ie knots burls ect !!!

Like your sign mate !!! given me an idea !!

Cheers
Anthony

I also spray my entire timber piece Matt Black !!! when dry i sand it back , the black paint stays under surface of the grain structure highlighting it even more !!

-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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Blakep

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#8 posted 07-27-2011 01:07 AM

Goddahavefun, Thanks. I like your ideal for the timber finish. I may have to try it. I didn’t do it on this one but I like staining it with a red mahogany stain then painting over that once it dries. The stain helps the grain pop out also, I imagine something like the black paint does. Thanks for the info and I will definitely have to give it a shot.

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