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Project by Aaron Sparrow posted 244 days ago 633 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first commissioned sign.

It is carved from pine, then stained or painted and coated with 4 coats of exterior clear finish.

My wife really likes the trees and now is hinting she would like one of these signs.

-- Aaron, Whitby, Ontario, http://sparrowwoodworks.blogspot.ca/





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maplerock

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#1 posted 244 days ago

Nice work! How did you carve the letters? By hand? Knife? Chisel?
Was the tree carved then glued on?

Bet you end up making another one for the boss!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Aaron Sparrow

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#2 posted 244 days ago

Jerry,

Thanks. Yes, the letters were all carved by hand. I start by either using a straight chisel or a knife down the centre of the letters to make stop cuts and then I use a shallow gouge to carve out 90% of the letters. Sometimes I will use a v chisel to remove wood down the centre of the letters which also serves as making a stop cut.

I like using the shallow gouge and leaving some tool marks. This shows it was hand carved and gives the gold paint a place to glitter.

By the way, here is a link to my blog:
http://sparrowwoodworks.blogspot.ca/2013/12/custom-hand-carved-signs-i.html

-- Aaron, Whitby, Ontario, http://sparrowwoodworks.blogspot.ca/

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Aaron Sparrow

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#3 posted 244 days ago

Jerry,

I forgot to say that I glued and screwed the trees to the sign. I was thinking later that I should only screw them on and then I could change them for the different seasons, carve tulips for spring, trees with snow for winter or maybe Christmas trees and so on.

-- Aaron, Whitby, Ontario, http://sparrowwoodworks.blogspot.ca/

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 244 days ago

Another nice sign, Aaron.

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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