Boys' Rooms Signs

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-19-2012 03:45 PM 1350 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I dusted off the duplicator yesterday to carve out these signs for my friend’s grandsons’ rooms.
I had to call to get the correct spelling and I’m glad I did for Johnathan. I’d have left the h out!
They are meant to hang on the wall or they can free stand on chest of drawers.
They are made from 5/8” Koa that I found in the wood room that was left over from another project.

I debated on painting in the letters, but we’ll see how they like them just like this. It can be done later.

They are finished with clear matte spray.

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

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 03:49 PM

Nice work Jim.
Kids seem to just love to have their names in lights.
I like them plain too – but hey…


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#2 posted 12-19-2012 03:52 PM

Really cool Jim !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#4 posted 12-19-2012 04:59 PM


-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 12-19-2012 05:20 PM

More AWESOME Work Jim!!!
Very Nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 12-19-2012 05:20 PM

Those are very nice Jim, I’m sure the boys will love them.

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#7 posted 12-19-2012 05:38 PM

Very good, Jim

What does your “Duplicator” look like?

Turned out GREAT!

Router table just used to Round-over… right?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 12-19-2012 05:47 PM

Good looking signs. I prefer as it is without painting

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 06:02 PM

Beautiful signs.They gonna love it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 07:37 PM

Fabulous…Nice font to boot..

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#11 posted 12-19-2012 07:56 PM

Thank you all for all the nice comments. It looks like many agree that they are okay without painting the letters.

Larry, that is the only font I have. I’d like to have more but that set of letters and numbers 1 3/4” high cost me $100!!!

Joe, as for the duplicator, here is project that shows it in action:

I did the edges with a hand router. I just put them on the router table to take their pictures- it was the only place clear!

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

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#12 posted 12-19-2012 10:45 PM

Nicely done Jim, kids will love them.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#13 posted 12-19-2012 11:51 PM

2 very nicely lettered signs.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 12-20-2012 02:30 AM

Very ncie signs. Those duplicators are nice to have. I wished I had one. Good work!


-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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#15 posted 12-20-2012 05:56 AM

I really like them just as they are. I think for a bedroom they are better like this, without the letters being colored. I bet they will be thrilled them.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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