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Project by Doug Scott posted 01-12-2012 08:20 PM 1658 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I had to rebuild the sign in front of the shop. After years the wood sign rotted and looked bad I put on the thinking cap. I used 3” thin wall PVC pipe, Needs NO paint, won’t rust and easy to work with.
I started with measuring the ten foot pipe out so that I would use all of the 10’. then for the top I rounded the ends of it to fit around the vertical pipe ( shown in 2nd photo) I didn’t glue it together, cause if one piece gets hit from the snow plow or a stone in the winter the plastic pipe will break when it’s cold. I cut on the table saw
a slit to receive the sheet metal , I used a 1 1/2 dia. pipe for the bottom of the sign and fastened it together with threaded rod. Made the caps with same pipe and cut the tops to squeeze to together .( with heating it carefully with a propane touch) It will not slip over one an other, So I sanded the top of the pipe on a angle and the pipe cap to , Then used silicone caulking to hold them on.
I worked at a manufacture that built dry-erase boards and had two pieces that measured 24” X 25 1/2”
and I put them back to back for the lettering and the surface has a porcelain coating , it make’s it nice when I decide to change the wording , you just peel the vinyl letters off and I use magnets to hold the phone numbers on, made them out of black plexiglass, so would stand out .

How dose that go, If your not handsome, you need to handy.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 12:02 AM

I like your reference to Red. Nice sign, hey you gotta do what you gotta do to servive. After all it is a reference to a wood worker.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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