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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-15-2019, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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Just getting back into woodworking and sign making. My first go at doing these signs by free hand routing I hope they look okay. What I would like to know how I should paint the Bride and Groom signs.

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Those look nice, Graham! Good work, especially for freehand. Did you use a punch of some sort for the background stippling effect on the bride and groom plaques?

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I agree with David. Nice job Graham
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Excellent work Graham. I'm fascinated to know what bits you used and how did you achieve square internal corners.

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Those signs could easily have been made on a CNC, they're that good. I suspect the straight sides are a little more vulnerable to damage than a sloped edge, but they sure define the shape well. I am also curious about how you managed the texture in the bridal signs, and would like to know what kind of router setup you used?

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I agree with all of the comments, an also would like more details on router and bit(s) used. Great job for freehanded routing.

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I have the same questions as everyone else. No one touched your painting question so i'm going to give you sort of an obvious answer. If the signs had a flat surface I'd suggest spraying it with whatever color you wanted then sanding back the top to leave the interior of the letters with color. But with your patterned surface I haven't got a clue other than hand painting the inside of the letters. Possibly with different colors for the words and border. I don't really know. Sorry I can't give you a better answer.

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Opps, sorry Graham, didn't realize you're in Australia. Make that "colour". Visited there once in 1970 on an R & R. Sydney and surrounding area. Absolutely beautiful. I've always regretted that when I had the money I didn't have the time for another visit. Now that I have the time, well ...

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Graham those are really nice looking freehand signs. I think the Bride and Groom signs would look good with the textured part colored and the lettering left alone. Then a good clear coat to seal everything. As far a coloring the textured areas you might check with the bride and see if she would like you to use her wedding colors for the signs.
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Hi David,
Thank you for the compliment. Yes I used a punch for the back ground on the Bride Groom plagues.

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