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Forum topic by Ethan Harris posted 07-18-2012 01:22 PM 804 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ethan Harris

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07-18-2012 01:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: asl american sign language carpentry sign for carpenter

Hello Everyone!

So I have been blogging at my site: Pallet Craft and I realized I haven’t talked about my name sign in ASL. I am not deaf nor do I have any deaf children, but my wife wanted to learn it with my baby daughter, so I decided to go ahead and give it a go. It is fun, so we have to pick name signs. Since I am really into wood working I decided I was going to use my first initial “E” and the sign for “carpenter” which is actually a compound of two signs “Carpentry” & “Agent”. Personally I think its really cool to communicate with your hands and I invite you all to learn to sign “Carpenter”.

First: start out by making a fist with your dominant hand and planing it accross your flat second hand as shown:

Second: Perform the same move again moving your hand back to the beginning completing the word carpentry:

Third: now sign for agent my taking both hands parallel to eachother and drop them down:

Finished: Personnaly I sign this with my first initial “E” taking place of the fist:

I hope you all enjoyed this little side story and I hope to showcase more work soon!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 02:04 PM

Thanks for sharing this. Now that I can tell the hearing impaired that I’m a woodworker, all I have to do now is learn woodworking. :)

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 02:09 PM

Cool, this is the kind of stuff I’d like to see in the “non shop talk” forum. Not a bunch of woodworker’s bickering back and forth about politics. Thanks for sharing!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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