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Project by Cozmo35 posted 817 days ago 933 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pattern from a picture I got online of my cousin’s frozen custard shop. She lives just outside of New Orleans. I sent it to her as a suprise gift. I hope she likes it. The sign is made from 1/4 inch birch ply and the frame is spanish cedar. It is 17X 20 inches.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX





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jerrells

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#1 posted 817 days ago

Nice looking – I’m am sure the she will enjoy.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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rance

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#2 posted 817 days ago

Thats a nice sign. I like the way you highlighted the upper part of the oval. The lettering is impeccable.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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patron

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#3 posted 817 days ago

well done

she will love it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 817 days ago

cool sign good work

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 817 days ago

Looks really good, Coz! She is going to LOVE it! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 817 days ago

Looks top notch brother! Love it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 817 days ago

Looks good enough to eat. I’m sure she’ll appreciate it, Coz.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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degoose

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#8 posted 817 days ago

BOPS really POPS

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Woodenwizard

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#9 posted 817 days ago

Very nice job! I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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BertFlores58

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#10 posted 815 days ago

Mike, This time, I will ask you how you manage to make an accurate straightline cut (scroll sawing). The design is really good and you have proven that straight cut is possible as accurate as you have done.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bert

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Cozmo35

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#11 posted 814 days ago

Bert, The secret to cutting a straight line with a scroll saw is to balance the amount of pressure you are using for pushing the wood into the blade and the angle in which you feed the wood into the blade. You should start off by using as little pressure in pushing as possible and if you increase that pressure, compliment that pressure by changing the angle of the wood going into the blade. It takes a little pratice, but it is easy once you get that hang of it. I hope this helps!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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BertFlores58

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#12 posted 814 days ago

Thanks Mike. I tried with guides but it wont work. I’ll take your advise.

-- Bert

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janice

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#13 posted 813 days ago

You are way too good at this! I get the straight line thing, that is once I transfer it on there straight. So, how do you transfer your design? I can’t get anything this straight just transferring it! My pencil always wants to walk with the grain of the wood. I guess I should sand better before transferring. Hmmm, you got me thinking now. But those thin lines have to be difficult!

-- Janice

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Cozmo35

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#14 posted 813 days ago

Janice, I usually print out my pattern from my computer, put some spray adhesive on the back and stick it to the wood. From there I can drill my holes and cut. That way everything is in it’s place and dosen’t move. After you cut it, you can use some mineral spirits to take the remaining pattern off and sand it.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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grosa

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#15 posted 809 days ago

That is a really nice looking sign. It looks appealing to the eye because it is balanced and the colors complement each other. Really nice job Cozmo.

-- Have a great day.

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