Texas Stuff

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Project by simarilan posted 08-20-2011 05:40 PM 1800 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some Texas theme stuff I make for a local gift shop. The large Texas flag is 22” x 33”. The smaller flag is 12” x 18”. The Texas state outlines are 18” and 9”. The red white and blue colors are from a water based stain. The finish is Thompson Water Seal.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 06:41 PM

Nice looking piece, love the colored stain. Do you mind telling me how you make the star, like is it cnc routed?

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 07:38 PM

The star is cast metal, several of the “gift shop” sell them in different sizes.
They are used on a lot of Texas style things.
They are real cheap and probably made in Mexico or China.
The cast rusts very quickly and a lot of the ones I get have rust on them.
The ones on the Texas outline and the small Texas flag were cleaned and painted white.
The Texas outline and “Texas” was done with a scroll saw.
The stain is acrylic water based craft paint sold by WalMart, I mix it with water to make the stain.

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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Ron Smith

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 04:00 PM

Pretty cool stuff. Where in TX are you? Just moved to Georgetown in May.

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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