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A friend asked me to make a wedding gift for a family member [obviously] getting married. As is too often the case, they left me to my own devices and this is what I came up with for their hundred bucks (way under priced, but…..).
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#1 posted 02-08-2014 04:03 PM
Very nice with all of the detailing you did, the extra detail squares on the bottom corners and the double sided shaping of the end bracing.
Are you a hand carver for the name or do you have templates and a router? Either way it is nicely done.
-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.
#2 posted 02-08-2014 05:13 PM
Thanks for the compliment.
The lettering is just a little hand jig saw work (Bosch barrel) from letters drawn directly on the wood. Of course, the drawings are from templates.
I’ve made several signs over the years using this method. Of course, the thicker the stock, the more difficult good lines are. Even then, signs like this, with the lettering cut completely through, then, usually, backed by mirror, stained glass or stainless steel flashing material, are pretty easy. As long as the faces look good and your saw doesn’t produce a lot of deflection, you end up with pretty good product.
All my router signs are free hand too, so once in a while, I have to get creative, to pull off hiding a the result of a sneeze.
#3 posted 02-09-2014 11:24 PM
That is a great idea, thanks for the response. I promise I am going to steal that.
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#4 posted 02-12-2014 03:25 PM
Looks great and well crafted. Great design, very nice wood combo and the finish set it off. Great job!
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