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Project by sugarpine posted 193 days ago 413 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The original sign was a victim of the Cedar Fire in the San Diego area. The owners found it lying on the ground next to their ranch gate where it had fallen after the supports burned and toppled.

One of the glue joints was separated causing a 1/8 inch gap. The paint was peeling and the metal strap supports on the back were rusted. The decision was made to reproduce the sign rather than attempt a restoration.

The backboard is glued up 1 and 1/8 inch poplar with a routed edge and cove border.

The original sign had routed letters. I opted to scroll saw the letters from 3/8 inch poplar, ease their edges with a 1/8 inch round over, and primed and spray painted both sides prior to attaching them to the back board. They were attached with West System Epoxy and pin nailed in place. I hid the pin nail holes with dabs of the spray paint applied with a small artist’s brush.

-- sugarpine

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#1 posted 193 days ago

The sign is very well done!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 193 days ago

Good work! I especially like the name- even though He lives somewhere else.

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#3 posted 193 days ago

Very nice! It looks fantastic.

I wondered how you carved the letters. Are you concerned if used in an exterior application that the letters will split or that water will work between them and the sign and freeze?

And may I ask how much you charge for a job like this?

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

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#4 posted 189 days ago

It’s beautiful, clean and well made. Like the pleasant color. Well done!

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