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Project by ASUAlumni02 posted 533 days ago 738 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sign that a guy from work requested for a friend at his church. I was a bit nervous making something for someone that I don’t know but pretty happy with it. Over all about 6 hrs dedicated to it. I added a pic of what they wanted it to look like.

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 533 days ago

Cool sign, is it laser burned?

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ASUAlumni02

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#2 posted 533 days ago

I wish I had a laser. That is all router. I have learned to manipulate the depth a little by raising the router as I go.

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 533 days ago

Very good job of free handing that router…I have made lots of signs over the years and it takes a steady hand and a sharp bit

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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ASUAlumni02

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#4 posted 533 days ago

Thanks, I have a greater respect for patience as well!

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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oldnovice

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#5 posted 533 days ago

Good job!

Norm Abrams went to a sign maker in one of TV segments and they had one guy (rather elderly) that did the script freehand like you did. He told Norm that it took a lot of hard work to learn that technique of raising/tilting the router too get the serif and/or calligraphy correct … and you did it too!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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ASUAlumni02

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#6 posted 533 days ago

Well I wouldnt call it complete free hand. I print out the text, glue it to the board and then route over it…..but I do have to raise it to get the thin part of the script.

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 533 days ago

ASUAlumni02 in my opinion, that’s free hand as there is no template involved!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#8 posted 533 days ago

That’s incredible, great job!

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ToddHolmDotCom

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#9 posted 532 days ago

Do you use an acrylic paint to get the dark bottom on the lettering? If so how does that process go? How do you do it without getting it on the top or do you just sand it off?

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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ASUAlumni02

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#10 posted 532 days ago

I will have to check the type of paint when I get home, but its just craft paint i get at Walmart. After I router and dig out the crud, remove the left over, and sand I will paint. I also leave as much of the template paper as possible because I do not have a steady hand. After it is completely dry I removed the paper and sand sand sand.

@ BRAVOGOLFTANGO, thanks!

-- www.facebook.com/GarageTherapyWoodworking

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 531 days ago

Great sign which shows great skills and patience. Well done!

—www.sawblade.com

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