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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-24-2012 03:39 AM 1639 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a couple of signs that were ordered by some of the people in our RV park where we spend the winter. I drew them up and finished the boards and then my friend , Mike, at Awards Pro did the laser work for me. They both have an Arizona flavor. Cliff died at the park in Arizona in 2011.

They are both quarter sawn white oak, stained with 2 different stains and then finished with clear matte spray. They have a few more coats to go after all the letters were filled….........................Jim

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





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peteg

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 03:52 AM

Showing your versatility now Jim, nice job well done Mate : ))
Bet these had a personal feel as you were making them
Pete

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

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nomercadies

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 04:59 AM

I think I have to start making sure I’ve got the “Made in USA” notice on my stuff too. No reason not to. Thanks Jim.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 08:17 AM

Your signs are superb..
Looking forward to my new laser engraver arriving… so many things …so little time….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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mafe

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 09:30 AM

Lovely Jim.
The flames are great.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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RussInMichigan

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 10:06 AM

Looking good, Jim.

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mafe

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 11:29 AM

Yes Jim is a handsome guy!
Smiles.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 12:00 PM

Hey guys, thanks for the nice comments.
Mads, I made the flames one at a time free handing them form a picture I took in Arizona. I hope they like it.

Larry, you will greatly expand your woodworking projects when you get your laser. I have a duplicator and I can cut lettered signs, but with a laser, the sky is the limit for fonts and added artwork. It is so nice to personalize you work for the customer..it makes the project so much more special!!

I was so lucky to find Mike to do this work on his laser.

...............................Jim …. “So many things and so little time” ( to quote Larry!!)

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

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Roger

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#8 posted 05-24-2012 01:09 PM

Sorry to hear of his passing. Nice signs

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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mafe

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#9 posted 05-24-2012 06:20 PM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 05-25-2012 12:41 AM

More Neat Work Jim!
Is there anything you can’t do?
Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#11 posted 05-25-2012 04:46 PM

The signs look great. The laser engraving looks nice on a sign.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 05-25-2012 06:37 PM

Really COOL signs…

“The Big House”... my first thought was a Prison… I don’t think so… LOL NICE!

... too bad about Cliff… he would’ve liked it…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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sedcokid

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#13 posted 05-26-2012 11:35 AM

Jim,
Great work on the signs! I am certain that the folks you made them for will appreciate all you work. I know a person that has Laser but he is 40+ miles away and that makes it difficult, but have used him on a couple of pens!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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kiefer

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#14 posted 05-27-2012 08:47 AM

Well done Jim
I would rather have signs then people tell me where to go

Kiefer

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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