Chook House Sign

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Project by Bob Collins posted 12-12-2011 01:04 PM 1255 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was asked to make a sign for a lady to be a present for her hubby. They had built a vintage style house and with the left overs he built his chook house which according to the wife is better that the actual house.
The wood iis English Elm Burl, to damn good for a sign but suggested it be made into a coffee table when the letters fall off.
Picture 2 and 3 are mainly for Jim who told me about turning Corian, well these are the offcuts I was given by
a local firm, now waiting to pick up some colored corian.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 01:48 PM

You are not wrong.. way to good for a chook house sign… but very nice all the same..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 01:59 PM

Beautiful piece of wood and nice sign. I agree it wouid make a” killer” of a table top.

Bob, I’m jealous… found all that corian!!! What a treasure find! I have only 2 pieces left about 9×9!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 10:29 PM

Wow some fancy chook house sign Bob, I agree that timber is too good for this job lol, some great looking corian looks quite thich I only managed to get 1/2” thick bits

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 04:09 AM

This is a great project!! I like it!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 05:58 PM

First class job with a beautiful piece of wood.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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