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Project by BusterB posted 05-27-2013 01:16 AM 1135 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is getting married in June and they will be holding the ceremony at a log cabin nestled beside a local river… sounds cool eh??? Don’t even get me started on the logistics of getting tents, chairs and tables lined up. Lets jus say there will be no new tools in the budget for a while…lol Anyhow, its sort of complicated getting to the cabin so my wife had told me they sold wedding signs that we could get to put up. Well the wanna be woodworker in me raised its ugly head. Why buy them when I can make them out of some plywood scraps I already have… well, the arrows were pretty simple to cut out. The real fun began then…its a toss up as to which is worse, my skills routing letters or painting said letters….lol Well for better or worse they are done and I saved the 82 cents I would have had to cough up to buy them.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 01:35 AM

Pride is a powerful thing. I assume she is still marrying what’s-his-name.

Good job on the signs. Much more personal than the bought ones.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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BusterB

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 01:39 AM

Appears to be so Monte….had to get her to write his name on a sheet of paper. lol good thing there were so many letters in “whats-his-name” or that’s exactly what I would have put on the signs…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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patron

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 02:06 AM

it will be over soon FIL
and you can move on to grampa status after that

when i rout and paint signs
i spray the face and letters with any can sealer first
then slobber in the paint
sand the face till the letters are crisp and clear
the sealer keeps the paint from bleeding into the wood
so it doesn’t look weird

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 02:10 AM

Too bad you can’t see the big smile on my face after reading your post. Welcome to the club :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 02:16 AM

Nice signs. They will get the job done and the people to the right place. I do what David does with the sealer first.
Well Bret is shorter than “what’s his name ”.... good thing you did not have to write Stephanopolis Wedding…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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BusterB

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 02:27 AM

Patron- That’s enough of that sorta talk David….hush lol But sound advice on the sealer sounds like…Thanks

L2L… How sad, to find humor in my pain…lol Go pull the wings off some flys or something bud….teehee

Jim- Good point…. Of course if I had to make signs big enough for that….could have just put “whats his name”...lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 09:24 AM

82c wow Buster that’s tough on the tool budget
My rule o thumb on jobs is;
If you cant score a new toy out of the job then it
aint worth the bother.
I had sons and let the brides parents hae the fun
I’m generous like that :)
WHN just needs some training, take him gator hunting
with him as the bait. Cant you trade him in against a
nice tree surgeon.
Oh Shit! You cant do that unless you can find a lumber
lack called Bret, good luck

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 12:10 PM

Nice clean sign. Don’t worry, it will probably go off without a hitch. You’ll always remember the day. Have fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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BusterB

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 02:06 PM

Jamie- you always have a interesting perspective on things. Seeing as we have no gators in this neck of the woods, that would require me to haul him across stateline’s which could make it a crime…maybe….lol Him and my daughter took me and his dad to the movies Friday, which was interesting considering I had to drive and pay for all of us….so if you think about it, I am not losing a daughter…I am gaining another person prowling through the fridge….nice

Charles- Thanks for the kind words…I am trying, aint working but am trying…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#10 posted 05-27-2013 10:23 PM

i feel for ya friend,i just dread the day my little girl wants to get married.but thats still 40 years away,righ.lol.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#11 posted 05-29-2013 01:40 AM

Thanks Marty….If you are lucky it will be 40 years….goes by quickly buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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bluekingfisher

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#12 posted 06-03-2013 08:36 AM

Nice work B, I reckon you are under selling your self. Good for ypou on volunteering the woodworking, what with all the other stuff going on you did good. Besides, I think saved more than a few pennies. having someone else make them would have probably cost you a tad more.

The D

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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