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Four more signs I have made. The easy part is done painting them is going to test my painting skills and how to paint them. I hope they are okay the back ground is made with an old bolt with grooves cut in as a punch and I use a small hacksaw to make a pattern. Which I made a few difference ones a couple years ago. I decided to use one of them on my sign making. The punchers I are a heart, diamond, stars and a few others.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-13-2019, 06:23 AM
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Yeah...... that finishing part sucks, doesn't it?

Looking good!
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They look great.
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Seems I'm not the only one that doesn't particularly care for finishing. I'll cut and assemble all day but the finishing part always leaves me dreading it. My push, you can't move on to the next till it's finished. Just need to convince my wife that finishing is the very best part and I saved it for her. Yeah, I don't see that as a successful tactic.....Maybe if I make something other than for the shop it will inspire me.

Great looking signs though! What are their actual size?
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Graham, It must have taken some time doing your punch work. I saw a large cabinet at an antique store that must have been once a display at a department store. It was about 10' long and 8'tall with intricate carvings and detailed punch work. They were accepting offers over $23,000.
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Very nice work, Graham.

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My way of painting signs may work for you although my signs are not as detailed as yours.
First I spray a coat of clear finish to the whole sign, this is to stop bleeding.
Then paint the low parts making sure I have a good coat and don't worry if you go over the edge.
A trip through the drum sander cleans up all the high bits ready for a run over using a foam roller with very little paint.
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Really liking the different looks , nice work. I think the last one is my favourite font
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All of them are my favorite, Good job , I like them.
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