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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-21-2010, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,
I have been asked by our Priest to come up with a sign reserving the last two pews in our church just outside the cry room. He would like to set up a sort of "transition zone" for parents to sit with their little ones while they are trying to make the jump from the cry room to the main seating area of our church.

We have looked at the little "Reserved" signs that hang over the back of the pews like during a wedding or funeral. But where these pews are located, those really aren't noticable because you approach the end of the pews straight from the side. We are thinking of a stand-alone sign, almost like a podium or a music stand that would be small enough to be placed at the end of the pew in the aisle.

I am looking for any ideas you might have to make a nice sign holder.
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How about a half-lap "X" base with feet like a trestle table or work bench, and a tapered or turned column?

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Hi Ralph,
Thanks for the ideas. I don't have the tools to turn anything yet, but I am thinking of buying a single pre-made spindle or table leg. I could do the half lap bottom and attach it to the spindle. I have also been searching the internet for pre-made "reserved" signs, but haven't found anything worth buying yet. I know of a local guy here with a CNC machine who makes trophies and such. I'm going to get a price from him on cutting one out.
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Hi All,
Our Priest changed his mind and did not want a stand-alone sign, so I made them to sit on the back of the pews. I bought the maroon cloth covered lead ears from a church/funeral parlor supplier web site, and had the placards engraved at a local trophy shop. The wood is red oak, with one coat of MinWax golden pecan, and two coats of Amber shellac, with a light hand sanding between the coats.
This really isn't much of a project, but it is my first experience with shellac. I've got to say, I really like how easy it was to work with, and I think the finish looks good.
Now I want to buy some flakes to experiment with. By the way, how long will the quart of shellac I bought last on the shelf before it starts giving trouble?
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"how long will the quart of shellac I bought last on the shelf before it starts giving trouble?"

Hard to say, since how long it sat on the retailer's shelf is unknown. I'd see if there was a batch number on the can, and then contact the manufacturer, perhaps through their Web site. Shelf life is typically about 3 years from the manufacturing date.

If you buy flakes, consider getting only the de-waxed variety for greatest flexibility in use. De-waxed shellac can go on almost anything, and under almost anything. So, it's a great separator between elements of a complex finish. I buy small glass canning jars to make small batches, and then label them with the mix date. I like Ultra Blonde, Orange, and Garnet for different uses.

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+1 on the shellac...

the more I use it, the more I like the stuff!!! Especially on cherry...

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Hi George,

Your work turned out awesome.

As far as shellac goes, it will last almost indefinitely by just adding a little denatured alcoholic if it begins to thicken on you. At least this has always been my experience. YMMV
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