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Hello All,
I thought I would upload some signs I recently carved. Hope you guys like it. I'm trying to get the hang of uploading photos, so please bear with me
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Were those hand carved, Stan?

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Really nice signs Stan. I like them all, especially the first one.

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Were those hand carved, Stan?
Judging by the tools on first pic, I would say hand done and well done at that.
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Good job Stan. However, I would somehow change the 'v' in the (guessing) Old English font. My first thought was that it looked like a 'b'.

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i like your signs did you use a templet?
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Stan, Did you print your own font onto the wood or use a pattern for the bless this mess sign? I would like to know what font was used. I love your work!
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Hello all,
First off thank you all for the kind words,
where to start first, let me say I have only been sign making for only a year and Three months with no knowledge or skill before starting. I never picked up a carving tool other than a pocket knife, and I once built a toy box for my daughter some 17 years ago with no carpentry experience. to make a long story short I watched a lot of videos and television (see my profile story) anyways I am hand routing all of my signs, and after I get to a point I start to hand carve them. not all of them are carved by hand but all are free hand routed. the first sign I used corel draw, Old English font and traced the letters with carbon paper to the wood. cut it out with a profile bit and a 60 deg cutter both from whiteside. than carved out the grooves with small carving set, prayed it with MARSH Ink, and sanded it with a 80grit belt sander and finished it with 120grit, lastly I sprayed it with a clear enamel gloss krylon from home depot. I sold that sign for $140.00 believe it or not. Anyone can do this if you can color with crayons and stay in the lines you can do exactly what I'm doing in a short amount of time, and your going to screw some up I have a wall full of them. (my problem was depth control) but after you figure your mistakes, you can make theme in your sleep.
if anyone needs help ill be more than glad to add my comments
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Great job Stan. Keep the lines straight and the cash rolling in!

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Thank You Doug,
I see you have the live to ride sign, I have it just haven found the time to carve it. In fact I have all of Eric's templates that I have yet carve. I also have 2 letter kits from them the standard and the pointedly mad font letter kit. they set me back about $300.00 but worth it. You need to join us on Facebook some friends of mine including Eric we have a closed group that your more then welcome to join, it's called "hand crafted wood" here is the address: https://www.facebook.com/groups/283532995057160/
just message them and tell them I sent you they will let you in.
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