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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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I've been working on this 2-sided sign for a few weeks now. Mostly because the "roof over my shop" has been leaking.....as in rain....anywhere from 3 to 9 inches in a 24 hour period. Been getting wet like that for the last few weeks. WE ARE SATURATED!! But, the rain is slowing down so I am getting back at it.

The sign is carved and ready for clear coating. I will put about 8 or 9 coats of clear urethane on the sign faces. So it will darken a little bit.

The sign board will "free float" in the posts.....leaving room for contraction and expansion.

Sorry.....try as I may, I can't get the picture of "me in my shop" to rotate. It was not taken by a phone so I'm not sure why the orientation is wrong.

I'll post more pics when I have it installed at the church.
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Yet another nice job Frank . Hey who's that stud muffin in the last photo ?
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Fantastic job on a great sign Frank. It shows you really put a lot of work into it. It really shows your overall skills involved with it. Excellent job brother.
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really nice work Frank....

and no worries....
yur entitled to lay down on the job...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Has to make you feel good, doesn't it?

Good Job!

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Has to make you feel good, doesn't it?

Good Job!

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Thank John! It sure does. I'm no angel, but I am forgiven!

I am enjoying making this one for our church. I am lucky to have had the sign board material donated to me.....some beautiful select white pine that is free of knots, cracks and deformities. I was also donated the KILZ primer I will use on the posts.

So all I have had to buy has been the posts, some trim boards and the paint for the posts. I'm sure if I went after it, I could have gotten these donated as well.

Since I don't have a shop and have to work outside, the weather has been putting damper (pun intended...LOL) on my progress. We are saturated from weeks of torrential rain. But if I remember correctly.....last year, and the year before, we were in a severe drought.

I hope to get it finished in the next week or so.

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Very nice, Frank. Your commitment and dedication show.
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Another nicely done sign, Frank.
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Great sign Frank. I was looking at your past post on signs yesterday trying to get ideas that I could use. I found so many.
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Frank,

That's a very impressive sign. Did you carve it by hand?

If that sign is going outside, you should use a good quality marine grade urethane varnish on it. The marine grade will resist the Sun's effects on it and is more flexible to handle the wood size variations with changes in moisture content. You may already know this, but doing it with interior poly can cause a disaster over time. The Sun and Rain are very hard on coatings not designed to survive their punishment. DAMHIKT

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