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Cooper's Mom called Pops and said Cooper needed help with his picnic table. (S)He wanted his name on it.....and a deer head.

Of course Pops said, "yes!".......
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Good job as always Frank.

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I bought three different sets of stencils from Dave's Signs. This deer head was in the "Wildlife" set. This was the 1st time that I have used any of the stencils. I think I'm gonna like them.....a lot!

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Frank, here is an idea to think over:

My friend Rob(SNRGrailroad) was over learning about using routers and came up with this concept. He routed out a recess for a badge and a patch from the fire department he retired from. He applied plastic casting compound over these items in the cavity to seal them in and protect them. Rob spent the time sanding through a set of MicroMesh sanding sponges until the plastic had a clear surface. I think the result was pretty good.

I was wondering about using this method to seal and protect your picnic table carving? This would still show the beauty of your sign and have a level surface that items would not catch on or tip into. What do you think?
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I like that idea Mike!!

I like his retirement plaque too.

I'm gonna look into this. Thanks for the idea and information!!

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Great job Frank! congrats!
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.......I was wondering about using this method to seal and protect your picnic table carving? This would still show the beauty of your sign and have a level surface that items would not catch on or tip into. What do you think?
Mike,

I went by Hobby Lobby today and found a couple of options. They have the plastic molding mixture in both liquid and powder formulas. Do you know which one he used?

They also had the epoxy resin mixture. So I have 3 options, I guess.

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Very nice work Frank

I like where you placed it to . It looks kinda neat the way the text and head blend in with the grain .
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Thanks Rick.

It was a spur of the moment project. Our daughter in law called about 3PM and said they were on the way home with the table. So I made his name stencil in several different sizes because I didn't know how big the table was - only that it was small enough to be "perfect sized" for our 16 month old grandson. So I new it wasn't real big. I did the carbon paper copy technique to cut out his name and a pencil tracing around the deer head. All together it was about 3 hours start to finish.

I wanted to put a deer head on each side of his name but his Mom didn't. It's not hard to tell who won that discussion! LOL

I like the idea Mike had about filling it in with a plastic resin molding compound. I'm gonna play around with that stuff before I ruin his table learning how t use it.

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Frank, Rob used the liquid for his project.
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