Now that I have the cabinets, there was this large area that needed something.
I decided on a shop sign with some unique character. I took a single piece of scrap wood and cut it into 4 strips.
I then ripped these into thinner strips. One strip being slightly thicker than the other. Next was a bunch of layout work to make sure I had enough material and could make my sign as big as possible.
The letters were laid out to create a rustic look. The look was to be broken strips of wood that give the impression of being crudely nailed together.
For the nails I used discs of maple. I did not want end grain so I shaped a cut off the end of a board. I used multiple passes on the router to create a dowel with grain running across it rather than down the length.
After a few passes I had a dowel
I squared each end on the disc sander.
Rounded each end with a small router.
And cut it to length.
In some cases, I made a bent nail (check out the “A”)
Then it was a matter of laying out the rest of the letters…
And then adding finish to the doors (I’ll post a project with the final view – but you can figure it out from here…)
When I was done, I did not have many scraps left…
I’ll post the project soon – but it is late tonight…
Update… Here it is
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive