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    I had to work Sat so didn't get much shop time this weekend. Didn't really want to start anything big so I mostly just played around .
    My friend sent me the logo for the place she works and wanted to know if I could make a sign for her office
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    I've had this piece of clipart around for a while and decided to just mess around with it. All stain, no paint except for the dots in the eyes. 3/4 cabinet ply that I just had laying around and some gnarly old plywood for a backer that I thoroughly enjoyed making gnarly-er ( is that a word ? )
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    I'm mighty grateful the heat is gone ....for now at least Hope everyone had a good weekend
    DW788 and Hawk 226

    " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

  • #2
    Robert, those are both 1st rate! I just cringe everytime a pattern calls for lettering, I'm sure your friend is going to love that sign.

    I've got a title for your other project....."Sawdust" King...Doh! sorry

    Keep em coming!

    DeWalt 788

    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....


    • #3
      Great job Robert! I really like that king. And it's from a pattern made from clipart? That's awesome!
      DeWalt DW788 & Dremel 1680


      • #4
        Very nice work!



        • #5
          Great work Robert! I too cringe at lettering. You nailed them both over the wall.
          ‎"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


          • #6

            What size was the original logo provided?
            And what size did you make the plaque?

            The clip-art came out great also.

            Great job on both, and that lettering looks really good.

            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.


            • #7
              thanx everyone , for the kind comments , the lettering was intense , but I'm at least getting better at straight lines !

              Jim, I am finding more and more that black and white clip art really has awesome potential for segmentation work . I am fond of medieval things, so I save them as I find them and then wait for the ideas to happen

              Marcel, the logo is from a brochure. I cut it out then scanned it and used Paint Shop Pro 7 to make the pattern, needing to make bridges in the G, the A's and the E's . The logo portion of the plaque is 8 1/2 by 11

              The Shop Widow says the king reminds her of a fast food icon ....ouch ! Never thought of that Still recovering from that comment ...those commercials are creepy !

              thanx again everyone, you really enhance and encourage my efforts
              DW788 and Hawk 226

              " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "


              • #8
                Awesome and first rate job on the lettering, Sawduster. I would cringe too with such narrow bridges.

                Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.


                • #9
                  Excellent work Robert

                  "Everything Happens for a Reason"
                  Craftsman 18in. 21609



                  • #10
                    Nice letter work, I really like the King.
                    RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                    Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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                    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association


                    • #11
                      Robert, my other new little brother. I just love your work. so proud of you. I really love the lettering. I have not done that yet. and you have it down pat. great work. Evie


                      • #12
                        Robert, I am learning so much as I see your work . Your creativity and imagination are at a level that not too many seem to attain. Except (as he hastens to say) on this forum . I continue to be inspired to work harder to become a good scroller.

                        Your Friend, Dale M.

                        DW 788


                        • #13
                          Thanx very much, everyone, for the kind words

                          The other Dale ,
                          It's hard to believe that 2 months ago I was ready to drop the whole scrolling thing ....then I found this group
                          the advice and encouragement I have recieved, and the new friends I have made, have truly enhanced my scrolling and got my " spark " back . There is some incredible talent and knowledge here and I am grateful to be part of this family
                          keep showing up and asking the questions . Believe me, you can't " pester " these folks ....I know, I have tried
                          DW788 and Hawk 226

                          " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "


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