Dogfish Head Ale Sign

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Project by KnotCurser posted 07-06-2012 10:04 PM 3313 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the very first project I attempted on my new CNC Router.

I wanted to really test the router so I had it cut 1/2” deep into rainbow poplar.

I soaked the sign quickly in Lemon Oil and used a key hole bit on my router table to make a flush hanger on the rear side.

Piece measures 5 1/2×10 inches and is around 3/4” thick.

I know I will be getting a LOT of use out of this new toy, but it most certainly will not take the place of my scrollsaw!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 10:41 PM

So, you have entered the dark side :)

Congrats on your new machine. That is really cool.
I know it will be amazing watching what you come up with.


Edit: I just noticed their motto: “Off centered ale for off centered people” Ha.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 11:16 PM

awesome looking sign! What CNC are you using? (I use a Carvewright)


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#3 posted 07-06-2012 11:39 PM

Ahhh machine mania. lol@ Steve: “the dark side”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 01:21 AM


I am using an “intelliCarve 1013” by Oliver Machinery.

I was REALLY close to buying the Carvewright, but was sold on the reputation and large table area of the IntelliCarve.

So far it has not let me down in the least – It has run over 20 hours already without a hiccup.

And Steve, let’s say I have approached the Dark Side and found that they have better toys. ;-)

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 02:28 AM

I will gladly raise a tall glass of 90 minute to this

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 02:31 AM

Looks really great. I actually had one of their beers earlier this evening!

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 03:01 AM

Oh, you are on a slippery slope. I too look forward to see what you come up with.

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

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 11:30 AM

Dogfish head is 1 of my favorites.

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 02:33 PM

Very nice. Welcome to the world of CNC. Myself and SPalm both have CNC routers and love them.
Keep up the good work.
What kind of router did you get/build/buy? What software do you have for it?

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#10 posted 07-08-2012 08:32 PM

I drink to that .
Great job with the new toy .

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 07-14-2012 01:40 AM

dogfish is awesome

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#12 posted 07-15-2012 10:02 PM

Nice job. Nothing like a new tool!

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#13 posted 07-18-2012 06:50 PM

Very nice. Can’t get dogfish here in Oklahoma but I did score some in Kansas a few weeks ago!

-- Dylan - -

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#14 posted 07-18-2012 06:54 PM

nice design I know nothing of the ale as I don’t drink alcohol.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 08-17-2012 09:49 PM

Really nice sign design. I Love Dogfish Head Beers

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