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Project by robscastle posted 379 days ago 616 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Number four son Toby spent the weekend with me and he wanted to make a wooden sign.
I showed him the milescraft sign making kit and he was impressed with it then we selected a 3m length piece of pallet timber to use.
Ran it through the thicknesser to remove the weathered sides and jointed it ready to go.

He was wanting a rustic look so the nail holes were not a problem.

I set him up on the bench and set up the router, he did a test run on some scrap and when he was confident he had to look he wanted I stood back and let him enjoy himself.

He has a Go Pro black camera so he set it up and took a pictorial sequence of the activity

The process:

Thickness a length of timber, jointed it and then set up the Milescraft lettering kit to make the required words.

He routed everything out on a single length he then used the drop saw at various angles to get the odd ends.

After that he then wanted to colour them so I showed him the dye set I had, showed him how to mix the colours and away he went again and dyed all the pieces.

He then laid them out on the black vertical length and we predrilled and countersunk the positions to mount everything.

After the sign was Assembled he took the first picture, then dismantled everything and packed it into his travel bag ready for the flight back home.

A good weekend spent with a Father and Son activity. I was impressed with the result and I guess he was also.

Should do it more often!!

Enjoy

-- Regards Robert





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degoose

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#1 posted 379 days ago

Good one mate…

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Roger

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#2 posted 379 days ago

Good times, good memories

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 379 days ago

Great team work
working with the offspring, it dont get better :)
Jamie

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MrBagel

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#4 posted 378 days ago

cool project!

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 376 days ago

Great to see quality time spent with son on a great looking and sweet sign. Way to go!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 376 days ago

This is very nice. Way to go, Dad.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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