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    Completed cutting out a small sign (24" wide, up tp 8" wide) for my booth at the local craft mall today. Will start the "finishing" process tomorrow, but thought I'd show it off and maybe get a few idea's on how you would finish it..... So, pleez fir away some suggestions.

    Wood is lightly spalted walnut, 3/8" thick. Cut with FD Polar #5. I also used a 1/4" birch plywood backer to minimize frizzies.

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    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

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    Simple beauty! Go with Danish oil, topped with a good quality spar polyurethane. Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      Looks great! I'd go with Dale's recommendation on the oil and spar urethane. Might even try just the urethane alone on the back first.

      Kevin
      Kevin
      Scrollsaw Patterns Online
      Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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      • #4
        That is really pretty

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        • #5
          Kewl Looks great
          Charlie
          "Everything Happens for a Reason"
          Craftsman 18in. 21609

          http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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          • #6
            looks great just wipe on poly.
            http://www.picturetrail.com/uid3726744

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            • #7
              Great looking sigh, you did good.

              Bob
              Delta P-20 & Q-3

              I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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              • #8
                Yep me too. looks great. I love spolted anything. your work is alway awsum. your friend Evie.

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                • #9
                  Looks just spiffy to me too. That font is perfect for it - simple elegance. Danish oil will bring out the grain and figure, and the poly will protect it like the treasure it is.
                  Sandy

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                  • #10
                    Now It's Finished!

                    Again, thanks for all the helpful idea's and compliments.

                    Here it is, after a coat of Danish Oil and three coats of Minwax Gloss Poly.

                    24" long, about 8" wide, and 3/8 thick. I kinda like it myself
                    HPIM0063 (580 x 235).jpg
                    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                    D. Platt

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                    • #11
                      good work, after adding the finish the letters are clearer and easier to
                      read which will be more inviting to your customers.
                      Bill
                      Delta P-20

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                      • #12
                        I agree, the finish really made the letters "pop." Great job. Thanks for reminding me btw, I need to get around to making up a new sign for my booth, I may have to steal your idea.



                        PS
                        Didja get my e-mail with the patterns?
                        Kevin
                        Scrollsaw Patterns Online
                        Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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                        • #13
                          Very nice Bear,

                          I see you are keeping with the "Alaskan Elegant Rustic" style (I'll have to copyright that )

                          The finish did make a big difference on the letters, for the better.
                          And good choice of Fonts

                          Respectfully,
                          Marcel
                          http://marleb.com
                          DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                          NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                          • #14
                            Its magic! My thread was renamed like I asked! Cool. THANKS!

                            Oh, thanks for the comments as well. Good to hear from you Bronco.

                            Jedi - YES, patterns received THANK YOU. I thought I replied, but obviously not. Too busy to cut at the moment but definitely will and post results.

                            Marcel - "Alaskan Rustic" - Nice ring......I bought 11 pieces of that walnut in 4 foot lengths, so will be doing "rustic" stuff until it is gone.

                            Off to the real job.....
                            ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                            D. Platt

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bearfretworks
                              Again, thanks for all the helpful idea's and compliments.

                              Here it is, after a coat of Danish Oil and three coats of Minwax Gloss Poly.

                              24" long, about 8" wide, and 3/8 thick. I kinda like it myself
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                              Now that did make a great differance. looks great. I just love that wood, of course i love most all your projects. in any wood. your friend. Evie

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