Wood Scroll Saw Sign

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Project by Steve posted 03-14-2013 04:36 PM 2791 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a wood sign for my workshop using a scroll saw. The pieces are cut from a single 1/2” pine board and glued onto a backer board with Titebond II wood glue. The backer board is a regular piece of 1/4” plywood that is painted with flat black spray paint. I used blue tape to mask off a border around the edge of the sign. I applied a protective coat of spray lacquer to finish it off.

This was a very easy project and the only tools you really need are a scroll saw and a drill to cut the letters, plus any kind of wood backer board.

Click here to watch my video of this project!

Thanks for looking!

~ Steve

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 04:42 PM

Cool Loking!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 04:53 PM

Very artful and attractive – I love the composition. You have a good eye!

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 05:53 PM


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#4 posted 03-14-2013 06:24 PM

That’s a great sign, Steve. It looks really nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-14-2013 08:09 PM

Excellent work! I really enjoy your videos.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 12:47 AM

Steve, did you glue after or before painting the backer board? Looks great!

-- Tony

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 01:42 AM

Thanks everybody! I painted the backer board flat black and then glued the letters on. I was surprised at how well they stuck to the paint. I’d have to use a chisel if I needed to pry one off.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#8 posted 03-15-2013 09:45 AM

Nice scroll work, cool sign.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 03-15-2013 12:40 PM

Very nice.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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#10 posted 03-15-2013 01:19 PM

Nice work and great composition.

-- Kepy

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 02:48 PM

Great looking sign. Like the dark background, makes the beautiful letters really pop out. Well done!

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#12 posted 04-01-2013 03:59 AM

Looks real nice!


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