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Project by BusterB posted 02-23-2014 10:56 PM 1677 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 02-23-2014 11:01 PM

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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#2 posted 02-23-2014 11:08 PM

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 02-23-2014 11:27 PM

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 02-24-2014 12:53 AM

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 02-24-2014 12:58 AM

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

Rick

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 02-24-2014 01:04 AM

Very well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 02-24-2014 01:12 AM

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

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 02-24-2014 02:00 AM

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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#9 posted 02-24-2014 02:09 AM

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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#10 posted 02-24-2014 04:32 AM

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

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 02-24-2014 05:33 AM

Nice,very nice

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#12 posted 02-24-2014 05:35 AM

Nice,very nice

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 02-24-2014 03:54 PM

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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#14 posted 02-24-2014 06:57 PM

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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#15 posted 02-24-2014 07:10 PM

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

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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