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Project by BusterB posted 150 days ago 1541 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine from work needed a sign for his neighborhood homeowners association…they just didnt want to spend a lot of money on it. I told him I would see what I could come up with. I have a bad habit of not being able to throw wood away but usually the last stop before the dump is when it gets thrown on my utility trailer. I salvaged some plywood last summer and had these pressure treated 1x’s left over after I broke the panels down. They were in sad shape and had about a thousand nails left in them but I kept thinking I would eventually find something to do with them. Well, after pulling a bucket full of nails, I ran the boards through the joiner and glued up a workable panel. Whipped put the Sign Pro router jig and promptly ruined the first board when the template slipped. After a small amount of tweaking, I was able to turn out a low cost sign that should hold up reasonably well being exposed to the elements. Its finished with two coats of clear coat to add some protection. Its not pretty but the price should be right…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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BurninBush

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#1 posted 150 days ago

Finding uses for scrap is the best way to save some money. It looks good Buster.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!! https://m.facebook.com/BurninBushPyrography

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BusterB

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#2 posted 150 days ago

Thanks Jason, Still think I should have let you do this project for me….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 150 days ago

Nice sign, Buster….................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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patron

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#4 posted 150 days ago

well done buster

it gets the point across

and you got a bunch of free nails too !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Rick

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#5 posted 150 days ago

Very Nice Project Indeed Buster! Great Workmanship! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 150 days ago

Very well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Todd Barrone

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#7 posted 150 days ago

What do you mean not pretty? I think it’s awesome buddy. Nice job on the recycled wood. You rock man!

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 150 days ago

Buster, I was probably one of the guys this sign was needed for. Oh well. Great job. Well done with that old lumber.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 150 days ago

Nice save on the lumber Buster and great looking sign.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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CFrye

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#10 posted 150 days ago

Great sign Buster. The rustic look appears to really fit the outdoor location.

-- God bless, Candy

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 150 days ago

Nice,very nice

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 150 days ago

Nice,very nice

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RCT

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#13 posted 149 days ago

Signs signs every where are signs
Blocking out …..

good job using wood that would be wasted

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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hoss12992

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#14 posted 149 days ago

Great job buddy. I really like it and the lighter coloring on the lettering will be really good as time goes on and the wood darkens a bit. LOVE to reuse wood. I really like your design

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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MarkTheFiddler

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#15 posted 149 days ago

No WAY Buster! That looks awesome! Mother Nature loves you brother.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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