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Geeked Out Man Cave Sign For Roger

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 12-20-2012 05:42 PM 944 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this “Man Cave” sign for a friend named Roger.

Roger does lots of “fix-it” sorts of things for lots of folks in his basement Man Cave workshop. I’ve made a couple things to make his work more efficient that I’ve posted here on lumberjocks, a work bench and a thirty drawer storage cabinet to go with it. All he needed to complete the trinity of Man Cave-ness is a distinctive sign which clearly spells out ownership of the space and provides clues to visitors about the real manliness, the real burliness, which takes place inside the Man Cave.

The sign stock is quarter inch Baltic birch plywood. I roughed up the edges and painted on faux wood grain, and faux live edge…really, really faux.

I cut a bunch of Man Cave icons – saw, hammer, calipers, ... – and painted them. Cut the lettering and sealed it. Then, I did rough layout. I cut lifts and spacers to add a more 3D interest to the piece. Glued everything in place, touched up the paint and added some protective finish.

This was a lot of fun to make. I’ll deliver it in the next few minutes.

Thanks for looking in fellow lumberjocks.

Russ





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#1 posted 12-20-2012 05:46 PM

Very cool Russ love it.

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#2 posted 12-20-2012 07:14 PM

Well, who is having fun now…

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#3 posted 12-20-2012 08:42 PM

It must be so fun making all of them! CooL!

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#4 posted 12-20-2012 08:53 PM

Far out!!!!!!!!!!!!Great sign!!..............Jim

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#5 posted 12-20-2012 09:16 PM

You left off one thing…

the beer bottle! LOL

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#6 posted 12-20-2012 09:41 PM

Very cool! :)

Sheila

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#7 posted 12-20-2012 10:52 PM

a1Jim,
Thank you much Jim. Roger does so much for so many that this was a real joy to put together for him. He and his sweetheart of fifty some years both liked it very much.

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#8 posted 12-20-2012 10:57 PM

degoose,
I did have fun, too. Labor of love and all that. When I posted this your Entrance to MAN CAVE signs were still in the current projects page. Those are beautiful.

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#9 posted 12-20-2012 10:59 PM

Surfside,

Making this was just a blast. My wife and son helped, too, with painting and layout considerations.

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#10 posted 12-20-2012 11:00 PM

Jim Jakosh,

Thanks Jim(Jakosh). It was really well received.

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#11 posted 12-20-2012 11:03 PM

joein10asee,
Joe, For me a beer bottle would be fine and maybe even a somewhat suggestive silhouette, but it would make my friend uncomfortable.

Thanks for the chuckle.

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#12 posted 12-20-2012 11:05 PM

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl),
Thank you very much. Seems that scroll saw works its way into just about every project. Here it was almost the whole thing.

Have a great one.

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#13 posted 12-21-2012 02:19 AM

Very cool sign and a thoughtful gift for a frien

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#14 posted 12-21-2012 03:00 PM

gfadvm,
Thank you much. My friend, Roger, is a really great guy.

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#15 posted 12-21-2012 05:59 PM

Funny thing is….. I dont drink… but I figured someone else woulda thunk it up. :-)

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