Thanks for the compliments Rick and Graham.
I was scared the whole time I was cutting that I would make a mistake. My biggest fear was cutting the letters into the knot. In fact, I cut those first in case the knot blew out. I didn't want to have a lot of time into this and have that happen. Unfortunately, there were enough knots in the board to give it character and to make it tough to layout so many letters. I actually reworked the layout about 5 times in order to work around the knots as best I could. I changed font sizes, board sizes and layout design several times before settling on this one.
I must say I like the look of Cedar when finished so I will make some more signs with the wood. And I will probably learn to love the wood like everyone else does.
With my limited experience, I am still a big fan of Red Oak. I like the harder woods and it is readily available here on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Again, thanks for your compliments.
I may not know what I'm doing, but I am having fun doing it wrong!!
Happy Day Veterans!!