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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Got a bunch of baltic birch cutoffs from a project my buddy did - - started off making a few of these.



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My wife didn't notice the one about washing dishes.
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Just a quick thought. If you trim the back of the sign at an angle (1/4 thick on top, 3/4 on the bottom) you'd have a little, free standing sign. Start that angled cut about 3/4 up from the base and rout a bead around the bottom to give it a little dress-up. That would make little signs like this into nifty little gifts. I'm a business consultant...always thinking marketing, can't help myself LOL.
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Trying to grasp what you said, Tom. Got an example? The small ones are 9 x 7.

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Good use of the scrap material.
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Here is a profile. I also suggest rounding over the top. Now, if you really like this idea, cut first, then put the lettering on the slanted surface. These would also make good awards. To cut the lettering on the slanted surface, you'd need a jig, cut to the angle of the slant to support it underneath so the CNC or router had a horizontal surface to work on.

Here are a couple of profiles, vertical for the suggested angle cut and bead, the horizontal to suggest how to support the back so the surface is horizontal for doing the lettering. The gray block could be much wider and longer than needed for these little guys so you can do larger signs. Double sided tape or sandpaper on the surface of the gray support block will hold the workpiece firmly in place.
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Proving once again that there is no such thing as scrap, only wood that hasn't found its final purpose yet. I like the themes John.

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Great work John and I believe like you there is no such thing as scrap wood.
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I used a Baltic birch scrap for my table saw fence. It was a much more consistent diameter than the pine I was using. When I put my gauge on it in squaring to the miter slot on the table saw I was within .005 off across the whole table saw fence which I think is very good. That Baltic birch is good stuff. There are lots of uses for it. I do like your signs. Keep up the good work.
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Like the little signs, John.
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