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Geeked Out Man Cave Sign For Roger

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 584 days ago 921 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 584 days ago

Very cool Russ love it.

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#2 posted 584 days ago

Well, who is having fun now…

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#3 posted 584 days ago

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

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#4 posted 584 days ago

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

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#5 posted 584 days ago

You left off one thing…

the beer bottle! LOL

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#6 posted 584 days ago

Very cool! :)

Sheila

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#7 posted 584 days ago

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 584 days ago

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 584 days ago

Surfside,

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

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#10 posted 584 days ago

Jim Jakosh,

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

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#11 posted 584 days ago

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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RussInMichigan

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#12 posted 584 days ago

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 584 days ago

Very cool sign and a thoughtful gift for a frien

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#14 posted 583 days ago

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

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#15 posted 583 days ago

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

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