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Project by MyChipCarving posted 10-19-2011 10:36 PM 1372 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at carving a sign.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 10-19-2011 10:39 PM

Simply beautiful!!! You are really a great carver.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Woodbutcher3

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#2 posted 10-20-2011 01:58 AM

Very pretty/handsome/stunning. Love the setting for the sign. Did you cut to fit? How did you mount it?
The black lines sure enhance the lettering. That’s where I always have a problem drawing (painting) a straight line. Why is it I can carve a straight kine but not draw one. Hmmm….

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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MyChipCarving

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#3 posted 10-20-2011 01:29 PM

Hi Rod,
Did you cut to fit? How did you mount it? I made the stone wall first and then cut the sign to size. Naturally, I cut the sign a bit too big and cut it smaller before I painted. But it ended still being a wee bit too big on one corner. After some frustrating problems I won’t bore you with, I was able to get it in the opening.
The sign has two ‘wings’ on the ends. I drilled holes in the wings and ran screws through these holes into anchors in the stone. I hope the paint holds up well. Time will tell! You know, painting/drawing a straight line is a lot like carving one. Look ahead of your brush/knife and it moves along nicely. Also, be sure to have enough paint on your brush.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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Woodbutcher3

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 01:59 AM

Hey Marty,

Thanks for the tips!

Do you give a sheet out telling the sign owner how to care for their sign?

Love your stuff – keep it comin, LBBF (LimberJock Best Buddy)

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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MyChipCarving

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#5 posted 10-21-2011 05:27 PM

Do you give a sheet out telling the sign owner how to care for their sign?

Hi Rod,
This is my first sign. I don’t know if I’d carve one as a commission or not? :-)
The sign will need to be maintained in a few years. I hope it holds up well until then.

-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 10-21-2011 05:30 PM

It’s a beautiful sign, Marty.

-- 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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