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My latest sign had some scrolling work, some freehand lettering, and some borders done on the router table. A little bit of everything. I have a few more coats of clear and it's done. Don't zoom too much, you'll see all the black that bled from letter to letter. Had a lot of trouble with this sign, besides the bleeding paint. First go round, I wanted all the letters to form a circle around the coonass. But I would have had to make the coonass bigger, and the sunk in area bigger, and I had already did that Couldn't make the letters any smaller, they were a challenge as small as they were, already. So I had to break up the second line, and make a third line. Still looks, ok, I think, just not what I wanted.
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Actually Lee, I like the line split, and as for the ink bleed, I usually get that if the wood is too dry, or if when I sanded it before the ink, I didn't use a high enough grade of sandpaper. (If the wood is smooth, less tendency to bleed). Amazing work. Wtg!

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Need help! I've posted a pic on my Facebook page, and I've already have someone asking if it's for sale. Didn't plan on selling it, so soon, but hey, the extra money (to buy more wood) would come in handy!! But I don't have the foggiest idea what to charge. Don't ask me how long it took too make, I'd have to sell it for 1000 dollars if I charged by the hour! LOL Any ideas?? Don't want to scare the man off, but don't want to screw myself, either!!
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Actually Lee, I like the line split, and as for the ink bleed, I usually get that if the wood is too dry, or if when I sanded it before the ink, I didn't use a high enough grade of sandpaper. (If the wood is smooth, less tendency to bleed). Amazing work. Wtg!
Thanks Barb! I thought I had sanded the snot out of it! LOL Because on my second to last sign "Gone Fishing", it bled too, so I thought I'd I sand it more, it wouldn't bleed. But it did! Going to try using the conditioner you mentioned in an earlier post.
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Need help! I've posted a pic on my Facebook page, and I've already have someone asking if it's for sale. Didn't plan on selling it, so soon, but hey, the extra money (to buy more wood) would come in handy!! But I don't have the foggiest idea what to charge. Don't ask me how long it took too make, I'd have to sell it for 1000 dollars if I charged by the hour! LOL Any ideas?? Don't want to scare the man off, but don't want to screw myself, either!!
Ok- with me, I start at $45 with one simple grahic depending on the design and size of the sign. I would call that graphic a detailed one, and add no less than $25 on to the price of the sign. So this is where I ask what size it is. The one I did for my brother in-law would have been $50.

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Lee, a conditioner would likely work, after the routing, to control the bleeding. Maybe, a light coat of whatever top coat you'll use, before the ink?

I agree with Barb on the price. Love that sign.
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Just for information. I saw a sign the other day that I thought was cute. It said" Everytime I open my mouth, my mother comes out". Just thought it was maybe it was something that you might use.
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I visited the Coon dog cemetery in Alabama once (it is way back in the woods) and was surprised at the ornate tombstones there. Folks must think highly or their coon dogs. If you didn't know what was there you would think it was for humans.
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No less than $50 Lee. Great work!

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Lee, a conditioner would likely work, after the routing, to control the bleeding. Maybe, a light coat of whatever top coat you'll use, before the ink?
Gene, I tried that before I painted the boarder. Sprayed a light coat of clear coat, and let it dry over night. Then the next day, I painted the black border. Let it dry, and the next night, after sanding some of the black off the sides, I went to blow the dust off, and one corner of the black paint started peeling off. Luckily on the one corner did that. But I'll be afraid to do that again. Maybe the conditioner, wont do that, I hope! I was also thinking about about staining the next one, and see what that does, to stop the bleeding.
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