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Project by KylesWoodworking posted 832 days ago 1134 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this sign as a commission piece. The lady wanted the edges to be burnt and beaten up to look “rustic”. The sign is made out of pine and is 5 1/2”x24” The letters are carved with a v-grove router bit and then woodburned inside.

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking





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William

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#1 posted 832 days ago

Interesting.
So is the fifth photo your pattern, or jig? Or do you do these free hand?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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ShopTinker

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#2 posted 832 days ago

Nice Sign. I like the look of the letters when you burn the bottom of the V groove like that.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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KylesWoodworking

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#3 posted 832 days ago

William,
The 5th photo is the sign, but looks like that because the flash was on the camera. I did this sign freehand, I just print out the words and then copy them on the wood and then freehand with the router.

Dan,
Me too, I do that to make them easier to see the letters and read them.

-Kyle

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking

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William

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#4 posted 832 days ago

Wow. I have tried doing letters freehand and always screw them up.

I’ve read about painting the letters and then sanding the paint away around the letters, leaving just the inset letters painted. Have you tried this method?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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KylesWoodworking

280 posts in 1275 days


#5 posted 832 days ago

I’ve seen that done before, but since I paint the sign I didn’t want the letters painted too because I think there would be too much paint. So I came up with woodburning the letters. If the sign was not painted then I would probably paint the letters.
Thanks,
Kyle

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking

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lew

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#6 posted 832 days ago

Nice job, Kyle!
You certainly have great control over that router!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Martyroc

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#7 posted 832 days ago

Nice job, my freehand router skills are not quite up to par as yours, probably too much coffee LOL.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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William

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#8 posted 832 days ago

Coffee? Did someone say coffee?
Oh, I’m sorry. I have a severe case of coffee addiction.
That’s what I’ll blame my freehand skills, or lack thereof, on too.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Roger

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#9 posted 831 days ago

You’ve done a gr8 job on that lettering. Nice sign

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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