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Project by brevort posted 708 days ago 1988 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some signs I made with leftover material from my log home. I band sawed the 10” log into two pieces on my Grizzly G0555 bandsaw. Then I used my Radial arm saw to cut the notches for the posts. My wife designed some templates in Inkscape and cut them out using her Silhouette Cameo….. her website is I traced the letters and pictures and then hand painted them. The smaller log posts are from our original little cabin that was on our property and used as our vacation home while our kids were growing up. I sealed the sign with Cabot spar varnish.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 708 days ago

Nice signs Rick.
The log style lends itself well to the surroundings.
Looks like you are enjoying the fine brushwork.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 707 days ago


-- Ride hard or go home~

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-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 707 days ago

Great looking signs

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 707 days ago

Great pieces. I really like the the sign for the cabin. woodworking, painting….you multi-talented people make me feel like such a loser.

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#6 posted 707 days ago

I want to know where you got the bandsaw extensions. I have the same bandsaw and also have used it to saw up some logs, but they’re a bit scary without something on the other side to keep it steady and flat. Is this something you made, or is it available commercially?

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#7 posted 707 days ago

Hey Scott,
The table extension, I made up from a cast iron surface plate. The extension table is adjustable in height. It will also fit on my table saw and jointer. I love that bandsaw it works well for resawing, and I have run about 1000 board foot through it. A table extension is a must if you have long cuts to make.

-- Rick

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