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Project by brevort posted 08-16-2012 03:14 PM 3884 views 4 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 08-16-2012 04:37 PM

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

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 05:15 PM


-- Ride hard or go home~

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 10:14 PM


-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-17-2012 01:42 AM

Great looking signs

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 08-17-2012 01:45 AM

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 08-17-2012 12:07 PM

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 08-17-2012 03:28 PM

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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