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Here’s a sign with a couple of love birds I made for a friend of mine that's always doing favors for me.
Funny thing when I gave it to them the wife was so excited & Monro said pretty good nice sign I really like the 2 old crows.


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Neat

When you're young you are love birds.

After 40 or 50 years they just call you old crows

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Nice sign Floyd!!

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I may not know what I'm doing, but I am having fun doing it wrong!!

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Nice Floyd, congrats.

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Marvelous gift Floyd! congrats!
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Nice sign, Floyd. The panel has a vintage looking shape to it. Do you have some resource you choose the shapes from?
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Thank you for all the kind comments

TenGees, the shapes come from doing a google image search for (hanging wooden signs) then just draw it out.
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That is an interesting and good looking sign. I'd guess you're using CNC for the lettering and image? I also like the beautiful finish, particularly the black edging--nice detail. On the painted edging, how did you keep the paint from bleeding to the front? I'm thinking using Frog tape pressed hard onto the front surface, then (carefully) painting up to the edge of the tape? Really nice work!

Are you making money on those signs? I'm kind of marketing oriented and bet there is a market for things like this. Maybe for plaques and awards? An online store? Finding and even contracting with local and regional groups that give out awards where they want names inserted? Hum... interesting. You'd need a marketing person and a way to produce this on a variety of woods. Of course, you could job it out overseas, but then delivery would be too slow (which problem is actually an advantage for having a "local" source. You charge a premium for last minute orders.

Get an engraver for brass plates if people want that? Maybe not. Might be better to have an engraver subcontracted with a cross referral marketing agreement to make it worthwhile for both parties. You refer to them, they refer to you and you coordinate marketing. Hummm.

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That is an interesting and good looking sign. I'd guess you're using CNC for the lettering and image? I also like the beautiful finish, particularly the black edging--nice detail. On the painted edging, how did you keep the paint from bleeding to the front? I'm thinking using Frog tape pressed hard onto the front surface, then (carefully) painting up to the edge of the tape? Really nice work!

Are you making money on those signs? I'm kind of marketing oriented and bet there is a market for things like this. Maybe for plaques and awards? An online store? Finding and even contracting with local and regional groups that give out awards where they want names inserted? Hum... interesting. You'd need a marketing person and a way to produce this on a variety of woods. Of course, you could job it out overseas, but then delivery would be too slow (which problem is actually an advantage for having a "local" source. You charge a premium for last minute orders.

Get an engraver for brass plates if people want that? Maybe not. Might be better to have an engraver subcontracted with a cross referral marketing agreement to make it worthwhile for both parties. You refer to them, they refer to you and you coordinate marketing. Hummm.

I am a business consultant (to specialized eye doctors), can you tell? I can't help myself. LOL
Tom, No CNC, I printed, taped & traced image it into the wood and started routing the old fashion way.
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Really nice sign!
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