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Project by jack1 posted 03-12-2013 08:09 PM 1799 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client needed a 2’x1’ sign for an up-coming conference in a 10 days. We agreed on a price and I got started.
I had a couple of pieces of poplar that I laminated to the desired dimensions. I then used a straight bit to rout out the letters freehand.
I sprayed the letters with a white Krylon let dry, sprayed again two more times.
I then sanded the excess paint off (this took forever since the poplar is pretty porous) and then used Min Wax natural stain. The next day I sprayed with Min-Wax Satin and recoated it a few times.
Finished with 5 days to spare!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 09:17 PM

cool…hope the customer likes it!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 11:45 PM

Ah, commission work, nice!

Maybe next time use sanding sealer or something before routering it out to make sanding off the excess paint easier?

I’m sure the client appreciated having it ahead of schedule.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 03:15 AM

Nice sign.

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 10:48 PM

That is a very distinctive sign and a nice result. Sound sounds like a lot of detail involved in making the lettering. Nice job! You sort of give a hole new meaning to “all Jacked up”. I have to rethink everything…again.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#5 posted 03-14-2013 02:30 AM

thanks for tips etc.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 02:46 AM

Another great project Jack!
Taking on work for an attorney is kind of a double edged sword!! Looks like you kept from getting cut.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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