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Project by dust4tears posted 07-08-2012 11:32 PM 599 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sign for family friend. I messed it up a lot, but ‘kept going’ to learn ‘how to learn’ from my mistakes~

-- Ride hard or go home~





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#1 posted 07-09-2012 03:08 AM

Nice sign. I don’t think it is messed up. it is a fancy lettering job!................Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-09-2012 04:01 PM

Thanks Jim!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#3 posted 07-09-2012 08:09 PM

Hey… share your “lessons learned”... then we’ll all know how to do it better!

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 01:05 AM

Biggest lesson, Krylon is the EMEMY!!!! I damn near ruined the sign thinking I could ‘spray on’ and then just sand it down to get my background done. The Krylon ‘caked’ on like no ones business.

In contrast, I used Liqutex spray paint, (a water based paint) and it sanded off w/o any major issues.

On the webpage of “Dave and Eric Rhoten” (“http://www.gr8info4u2.com/ )
and on their Youtube (“http://www.youtube.com/user/oldave100?feature=watch )

they suggest/recommend to use Marsh Spray INK (not PAINT) to do the background.

I cannot find that ink in my local area, so I was experimenting on other stuff I can use…..

I do think when funds permit, I will order a case of that black spray ink and get a couple of different colors…...

Also, I learned….YOU DO NOT have to cut ‘too deep’....3/16th…maybe a little more or less depending on the sign should get the job done…..saving the router from soooooo much work.

That just about sums it up!

Any questions?

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 05:28 AM

Those are valuable lessons! Thanks for sharing them.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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