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A New Sign Carver Is Born. We've been raising our nephew (Garrett) and he loves staying involved in all our wood working. We've been stocking him up on his own tools. Christmas we got him; circle saw, jig saw, sander, drill and misc. tools. Lately he's taken a shine and venturing into sign making with me.

He's done quite well at muscling around my heavy plunge router. (1st pics.) So after ordering my Dewalt dwp611 this month, we ordered him a Ryobi router for an early Easter present.

So after 4 painstaking days and patiently waiting, Big Brown showed up and he jumped on his 4 wheeler like a cowboy jumping on a horse and tore off to get his new router. After unpacking it he couldn't wait to test it out and get busy on his 1st sign with it. (Eagle pics.) He still needs to clean it up later today and get some paint, stain and clear on it. (Will post updated pics later on it.) Overall he did a good job on it and says over and over how much he loves his new router. It's a wonder that he doesn't have it under his pillow right now. lol. I'm sure it'll be back in his hands as soon as he wakes up this morning.

Will be getting him a dwp611 to go along with it as finances permits. But I'd say he's a pretty happy sign maker right now. Will be posting his works as he completes them and get him his own account on the forum.
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Bobby I think your grandson is showing you up. Maybe you should step aside. Just kidding!!! Also you might let him open an account here and start posting his projects. He does great work.

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Very talented young man.
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This young man is learning things now, that he will take with him the rest of his life!! Not the least of which is wood working!

A tip of the hat to ya Bobby Lee!! well done!

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I like to see young people take an interest in woodworking . Something constructive rather than just playing video games and watching TV
Although nothing wrong with the TV and video games in moderation. I have to many hobbies. I like to get back into RC airplanes .
I would like to learn to make signs myself probably one of the few things wood workers could make money at with little investment.
I would like comments on my last statement about sign making?
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Bobby I think your grandson is showing you up. Maybe you should step aside. Just kidding!!! Also you might let him open an account here and start posting his projects. He does great work.
Don, you dumping Bourbon in your morning coffee again? I know I said; "Nephew" above. That Bourbon is just like chewing gum in school. Can't have it, unless you have enough for everyone. lol...

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I like to see young people take an interest in woodworking . Something constructive rather than just playing video games and watching TV
Although nothing wrong with the TV and video games in moderation. I have to many hobbies. I like to get back into RC airplanes .
I would like to learn to make signs myself probably one of the few things wood workers could make money at with little investment.
I would like comments on my last statement about sign making?
Gary I actually just started making signs a month ago. Learned alot about the techniques from watching Dave and Eric Rhoten's youtube videos (oldave100) and from other members here. I did have a little headstart and jump on handling detailed aspects of the work as I was a Tattoo Artist for a long time years ago. Until I couldn't hold a tattoo machine steady any more due to spinal injuries.
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Don, you dumping Bourbon in your morning coffee again? I know I said; "Nephew" above. That Bourbon is just like chewing gum in school. Can't have it, unless you have enough for everyone. lol...
You did say nephew. I goofed up again.
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That young man is talented, doing better than I did starting out. I have always said these young minds absorb things like a sponge absorbs water.

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I love that eagle. Nice first sign, that's for sure. I bet he does even better with a lighter router. He'll probably think about your times together every time he touches it. I have a hammer and carpenters square given me when I was a kid that makes me think of the guy who introduced me to carpentry. Same here I bet.
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