|Forum topic by Buddy||posted 07-25-2012 05:41 PM||1450 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-25-2012 05:41 PM
I’m new to the site, as well as to woodworking. My original plan had been to leave the woodcarving until I’d had more experience with building things, but that’s changed somewhat now.
My stepdad asked me to make a sign for his and my mom’s camper. He wants something similar to the signs that one sees at any campground, but I wanted to make it unique. My design is that the background is a fleur-de-lis with the text standing out in front of it (I believe this is a relief carving).
Here’s my question: What carving tools should I get to complete this project? Money is rather tight right now; I’ve been too busy buying handplanes and such. :-) It’s going to be about a 12” x 14” sign, and the text is going to be big enough to be easily read from several feet away, so there won’t be a lot of very small work.
Also, I was thinking of making the sign out of cherry. Does cherry carve well? Additionally, what would be the best way to finish a sign like this so that it can be hung outside?
Thanks a lot!