Bourban Barrel Signs

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Project by SgtRich posted 06-11-2013 03:30 PM 1089 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were contracted to design and build two (identical) signs for a bar in KY. Using the barrel ends was a no-go because the client wanted a little bigger in the diameter. So we bought a barrel, and I “faked” the ends by cutting out of the middle.
I had to build the stand for the barrel to sit level and spin for easy cutting. With my two “ends” cut out, I routed out two circles in Oak Ply and secured them with brackets from behind. Then layered it with pieces of sentra (ring, letters, horse/jockey).
They came out great, client loves them. The last picture is a shot posted on You can barely see the sign hanging behind the bar (on the right).
It seems going for a beer and looking at my handy work is in order.

-- Every day in another opportunity to create something great.

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#1 posted 06-11-2013 03:32 PM

These are really sharp. Well done.

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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#2 posted 06-11-2013 05:05 PM

Terrific work, they look great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-11-2013 06:01 PM

Looks awsome to me.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 06-11-2013 06:43 PM

They look Great! Super duper job!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Carl W Richardson

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#5 posted 06-11-2013 11:20 PM

Very nice… Very creative idea to make a new “end” out of the “middle”...

Proud of ya Boy!!

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#6 posted 06-17-2013 04:22 PM

Cool barrel signs. Very creative on the design and nice colors. Great job!

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