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    It's been a good while since I've posted or commented on the site , been busy at work . So here is some of my latest work - most of these are to be taken to the customers Friday and I have about 13 more name plates in the shop waiting on the bases and finishing for this weekend . maybe I'll have a little more time to bounce back in once in a while now ........Marshall
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    Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

  • #2
    Nicely done and glad to see you back posting.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      well done, Did you cut the name from one board leaving a sirip on the bottem then fasten to the base? or fasten each letter to the base? I have not tryed a name plate yet. Lance

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      • #4
        Originally posted by fireglass View Post
        well done, Did you cut the name from one board leaving a sirip on the bottem then fasten to the base? or fasten each letter to the base? I have not tryed a name plate yet. Lance
        I was really surprized that more haven't commented than has -- things have changed on this site more than I thought . Thanks Mike and Lance , and Lance the pattern printer program can be downloaded from Steve Good's web site and all you do is just type in the person's name and your printer will do the rest .And these were cut from just a single piece of soft or hard wood , real easy believe or not you could do it , in my part of the country these name plates are fastly growing in popularity . I stay busy making these , and another thing I brad nail these on routed bases . Lance I started out making them for fun - for presents and people started wanting them - so the rest is history - started charging and people will buy them ........Lance thank you for your comment .........Take Care M ........
        Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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        • #5
          Been a little quiet lately Marshall. Don't take the non participation personally.

          I take these a step further and make them into puzzles and those sell very well also. When you sell yours how much can you charge in your area? I get $3.00 per letter here for the puzzles and $2.00 per letter for name plates. Both without bases I charge an additional $5.00 for a routed base of a complimenting species of wood with an ogee edge. You can also add a pen kit or clock for a desk set rather easily.
          Last edited by wood-n-things; 10-26-2011, 10:59 AM.
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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          • #6
            Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
            Been a little quiet lately Marshall. Don't take the non participation personally.

            I take these a step further and make them into puzzles and those sell very well also. When you sell yours how much can you charge in your area? I get $3.00 per letter here for the puzzles and $2.00 per letter for name plates. Both without bases I charge an additional $5.00 for a routed base of a complimenting species of wood with an ogee edge. You can also add a pen kit or clock for a desk set rather easily.
            Yes Mike I too have done these , but I charge $3 for the base and up the charges an additional $1 if it's hard woods . And what I was meaning was people use too jump right on board here - didn't know what was going on . And adding the pen I have done also , it's always what the cusomers wants - I always try to make it the way they want it . I work full time and during the cool months is when I have this hobby - and this seems the busy time for me , thanks for your kindness and unstanding Mike ...........M......
            Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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            • #7
              Oh I know the forum used to be more lively, I think everyone is busy in their shops readying for the holidays. Looking forward to some more of your cool weather projects being posted.
              "Still Montana Mike"

              "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
              Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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              • #8
                Here in West Texas ,I get asked about making those but have never tried it. Seems like a lot of work but it may be quicker to cut than it appears to me. After the first of the year I should try making some. Too busy right now.
                Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
                "No PHD, just a DD 214"

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                • #9
                  Hi Marshall, nice work on the name plates. I haven't been on the fourm as much lately myself but do check in on what is happening. Maybe one of thes days I will post a couple of projects I have finished lately. Any way thank you for shareing your work.
                  Dennis

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                  • #10
                    Marshall, Sorry more have not said anything,I"m new to scrolling but thanks to you and those that post I'm learnig fast and having fun too. Thankyou for all your info,I'm going to try one soon. Lance

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                    • #11
                      Those are real nice Marshall. I have done some name plates, but, for gifts. I have the person sign their name with magic marker & then enlarge it. I always use 3/4 in. Oak for them. They are free standing & no base. I have made some with the base built into it. Good work. Thanks for showing us.
                      PERK

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                      • #12
                        Very nice workmanship and what a lovely gift!
                        DeWalt 788

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                        • #13
                          @Marshall @JimFinn having seen some of your stuff Jim, I wouldn't call nameplates a lot of work.
                          Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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