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rhybeka

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12-07-2014 01:49 AM

Hey all :) need some input. A friend of mine contacted me this evening about help with a project. Here’s what she sent me:

It looks pretty doable in pine/poplar as long as I can find a template for the state part – the majority of the work seems paint and stain. So just after we texted about this, I found a cutting board in the shape of Ohio at bed bath and beyond.
Friend thought it was a good idea, but wanted to know if it is stainable (like the original). From what I remember of butcher block it could be sanded and stained, but how does it take the stain?? Plus the cutting boards are $20 a piece but would cut down on time for sure. Thoughts??

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.


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kyscroller

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#1 posted 12-07-2014 01:55 AM

You have the photo. Print it out and grid the photo and make a larger grid on another sheet and transfer it to it.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 02:04 AM

You can even print a large scale version directly….
“Poster Size” ??? perhaps to fit on 4 pages X 4 Pages.
Then spray adhesive it to your stock, jig, scroll or band saw….
Heck, you can even free hand it with a trim router.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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ElChe

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#3 posted 12-07-2014 02:48 AM

It would look nicer in purple and gold with a big W and the State of Washington.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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daddywoofdawg

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#4 posted 12-07-2014 02:52 AM

don’t you go where the huskies go and don’t you eat that yellow snow!

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#5 posted 12-07-2014 04:19 AM

Make it Becky. Use pine as that’s what the original appears to be. I would stain and poly the whole thing and then paint over the top with the logo. With the poly on, it won’t bleed and blur the lines. You’ll be able to make it in the exact size your friend wants. As far as the butcher block goes, it probably is maple and has no finish on it and will take stain just fine. Still I say make it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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kirbi69

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#6 posted 12-07-2014 04:50 AM

I didnt know any other states celebarated their shape besides Texas… interesting.

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#7 posted 12-07-2014 05:37 AM

I agree with the other folks Becky, make it.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#8 posted 12-07-2014 05:37 AM

ummmm

-- atta boy Clarence!

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rhybeka

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#9 posted 12-07-2014 02:39 PM

hehe thanks guys :) now the question is only what size to make it since i think that one is a bit too big – will have to play with that on the copier at work :D shhh!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#10 posted 12-08-2014 02:43 AM

Make it. The one in the picture is pallet wood. If you move the picture into photoshop you can save it as a .PDF. Then in Adobe Acrobat – or whichever PDF program you use, you can print by setting the ‘scaling’ to ‘tile large pages’

I’d just ask your friend how large she would like it. Since the one in the photo only has two sets of nail holes on each board, I’d guess it was half the width of the pallet it came from. Probably 18-24” wide – if that.

There are plenty of tutorials online for painted signs that will show you how to outline and paint the logo in the middle to get sharp lines.

-- Steve

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BilltheDiver

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#11 posted 12-08-2014 03:32 AM

Go to www.rapidresizer.com and follow the instructions. I bought a copy years ago. You can import your image and then tell the software to output it to the size you want. It will distribute the image across the needed number of pages for printing. I use it all the time for scrolling.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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rhybeka

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#12 posted 12-08-2014 04:03 PM

yeah – I’ve never dealt with pallet wood – nor have I tried to get my hands on it. Since she wants this to be a Christmas gift we don’t have a bunch of time to go trolling for pallets. I think I’ll just go with a pine or poplar board and cut it down to size. I do like the rustic look in the pic, but I think I can distress it if she really wants to go that route.

@Bill – thanks! I’ll give that a go :)

@Steve – not too worried about the painting part – I’m pretty confident in that – it’s the stain that concerns me since I know pine/poplar have their – nuances?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#13 posted 12-08-2014 04:20 PM



I didnt know any other states celebarated their shape besides Texas… interesting.

- kirbi69

I don’t know about that. Everywhere I look I see that damn Wyoming rectangle.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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