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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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As most of you know, I'm a fan of Dave and Eric Rhoten. Eric made a short video (#137) on gluing a photo of your next project to the board and carve through the paper. He made it look so easy.

And it was!! I used photo quality paper....not regular printer paper. So the project will cost more to make.....but it is so much easier!!

Sorry but I didn't take pictures of the photo paper being glued down. Here's how I did it:

1) I found and scribed a line down the center from left to right.
2) I found and marked the center edges of the photo.
3) I tested to make sure the alignment was correct.....then I marked the 4 corners on the board around the photo.
4) Then I lightly sprayed the board and the back of the photo with spray-on glue.
5) Put picture in place and made sure the photo was glued down all the way around.
6) Let it dry for about 5 minutes before carving.
7) Carved the board.....about half of the desired depth.
8) Remove the paper, sanded the face, finished cuts to desired depth.
9) Masked the face as best I could
10) Painted the board.
11) Let paint dry and remove masking tape.
12) Sand to desired finish.
13) Apply finish.
14) Attach hanging hardware.

The 1st picture is after the masking tape has been removed but before sanding.

The 2nd picture is after the first sanding has been completed.

I highly recommend this process. It may take you a little longer to complete a project but the results look like they will be worth it.
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Good job,came out nice. Leaned something.
thanks for posting ,
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Frank, a method used by another forum member is to mirror image your photo and print it on a laser printer. Use an iron to transfer the toner directly to your wood. I have never tried this but I remember that good results were reported.

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Frank, a method used by another forum member is to mirror image your photo and print it on a laser printer. Use an iron to transfer the toner directly to your wood. I have never tried this but I remember that good results were reported.
Mike, I have used that technique before too. It works well too.

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Finished the sign last night.

My wife wants me to make one in brown.....she's not sure about black and white on a religous based sign.

Any thoughts on colors?
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Here's a link to a partial time lapse video of my making "Faith".
It's my first published video so the photography needs more work.

Thanks.

http://youtu.be/U5RGH9aBqgQ

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Great job Frank!! I think you may have found your niche Your going to need a bigger tent.

Color/wood choice etc. is always a crap shoot. What one might not much care for, another will

find it absolutely beautiful. I guess the one thing that can't be argued is the theme.

Enjoyed the video as well....you have got to be enjoying yourself
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Bill, making signs and sawdust is my "Valium" of life.
Thanks for the compliments.

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