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Project by KnotCurser posted 09-09-2012 10:55 PM 1133 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to experiment with my CNC Router and try a bunch of different fonts so I can easily allow future customers to choose a font for their projects.

What better way to do this than make a rather large sign that contains 23 different types of Ale! :-)

I also learned how deep a proper V-Carving goes for each particular typeface – good info for future jobs!

Material is a single, very old, cedar fence picket. I ran one side through my planer, chopped it into three pieces and edge joined them to get the width needed. The back still has the red stain on it from 40+ years ago.

Prior to starting the router, I applied clear shelf paper as a mask so I was able to use black spray paint in the words before I peeled it away. Very little sanding was needed as the contact paper did it’s job very well!

Finish is a coat of “Light Walnut” Danish Oil and then a coat of Tung Oil – that gave it the rustic look I wanted.

Overall dimensions are 12 1/2×18 inches.

This has a permanent home in my office! ;-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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SPalm

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#1 posted 09-09-2012 11:07 PM

Yea Bob,
You have entered into the world of VCarving. That looks great.
I am amazed how well that shelf paper worked. I have always used expensive hi-temp paint mask. I need to give this a try.

Good job Sir, and a great recycle.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 09-09-2012 11:33 PM

Cnc is a dream down the road. Looks good.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Roger

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#3 posted 09-10-2012 12:03 AM

Git-er-done bob. Fonts are lookin gr8.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 09-10-2012 10:59 AM

Now you need to try each flavor …..................

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 09-10-2012 02:41 PM

I like the contact paper idea. I should use that more as I do a ton of sanding with my VCarving on my CNC.
Nice job, fun.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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