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Thanks to Ken, the sign that's going to my co-worker is finally ready to be delivered. For reasons unknown, it took six coats of poly before the wood stopped sucking it up like a drunk sucking up highballs I've had it happen with old wood, but this is new wood. I don't know, but it's at least done.

This was the second one I cut like this. The first one, I wasn't happy with how the lettering came out. I didn't want it smooth, I wanted texture, so I re-cut it and this is the end result. Had the other one not gotten gouged, it was going to have a chamfered edge, and put up for sale. With the idea Mike showed me, it still may. We'll see what I can do this weekend.
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That looks great Barb.
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Hey Barb you are back in the groove again. That is what makes you better is fixing the unsuspecting booboo's that happen so fast. I make them too,and then fix them so they look intentional, and people compliment you on the uniqueness,

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You do really nice Barb , looks really sharp . Love the colour too.
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Nice sign Barb.You put a lot of effort into your work so should charge more I reckon. James.
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Hi Barb,
Very nice sign. You are pretty good at sign making looking forward seeing your next signs. Keep up the great sign making.

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Hey Barb you are back in the groove again. That is what makes you better is fixing the unsuspecting booboo's that happen so fast. I make them too,and then fix them so they look intentional, and people compliment you on the uniqueness,

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Thank you. Unfortunately, Herb, the one that got gouged still sits to the side. This is the second sign, that I had cut only because I wasn't happy with the way the lettering turned out with the first one. I hope to play around with the other one this weekend when they say our temps might get higher than the teens. I'll post the result. If it works, I'll owe Mike a pan of brownies
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Thanks everyone Having issues with the wood on the other ones I cut Sunday evening with the ink/paint bleeding. Gotta find out what Ken and I are doing differently that's making it difficult.
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Barb,
A coat of sealer or poly applied before the color will reduce the tendency to bleed. I've also done the carving/routing first and then applied the finish to the carved areas. Then sanded the whole face of the work, followed by the final clear finish over the whole piece. If any bleeding occurs the final face sanding usually removes it.

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looks great
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