Shop update #240 (6-1-22)

I received a last minute request to make a sign for a friend.  We were heading out of town on Friday afternoon for the Memorial Day weekend so I basically had 2 nights to make it.

They wanted this sign recreated but with a brown finish and the carved out letters left the natural wood color.

I programmed the letters into my XCARVE CNC machine and got the planks carved out late Wednesday night.  I painted in the letters with clear paint and let them dry over night.

I sanded them Thursday night and then gave them a coat of medium walnut danish oil.  It’s not as dark as I would have liked but it was the only finish that I had that would dry in time.

I got off work early on Friday, got home and glued and brad nailed some 1/4″ strip to the back to hold everything together.

It turned out that I was in too much of a hurry and wasn’t paying attention when I loaded the nail gun.  I put in 1″ nails instead of 5/8″ nails and poked them all out the front of the sign.

My friend took the sign for now to give as a gift and I am going to rebuild it with a darker stain and a polyurethane finish when I have more time to work on it.

 

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