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Author Topic: Largest Wood Sign to Date - step by step pics from raw board to completed sign  (Read 5086 times)

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Offline Chuck White

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Beautiful sign indeed!   ;)
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Thank you Chuck. I really enjoy doing the signs and see them come to life and absolutely love working in ERC. Those boards there are from cedarman, just to give credit where credit is due. About a year and a half ago, I sent one of my part time employees down to Cedar USA and bought 2000 bf of ERC off Richard. I use most of it on our signs and turning projects, and do sell a bit here and there to the locals. Real nice wood to work with and with colors that you cant find in lots of other species.
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Very impressive work BBL.

Could you route individual boards then ship allowing the end customer to glue up and finish them?  That could get around a lot of the shipping issues.


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i think the issue would be getting perfect alignment, even with dowels or dominos, it might not line up perfectly....

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Blackfoot and Jueston.

What you suggest would not be impossible, provided the party ordering the item was agreeable to doing a glue up once they got it.  It would be easy enough to use dowels to pin the boards together and clamp it down well to the CNC table bed, route the sign, seperate the boards and do all the finishing steps, and then box them up with dowels for re-assembly. Just have not had any requests to do something like that yet.

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  Nice looking work!
 
I made a lot of signs in the eightys by hand
 
Would have to go high tec tools now
my eyes see crooked :) and the older joints nerves don't work as well

My hand carving went to routers and bits with a little chisel work to make it look hand carved for the purests
And it cut way down on the time

A cnc and or lazer I have have thought about
Can you make and add your own designs?




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1woodguy

Pretty much in the same boat as you. Have nerve damage and muscle damage due to bad auto wreck. I used to be fairly decent hand routing signs but now i cant control router freehand worth a darn.

With both CNC and laser you can pretty much engrave any images and designs. You can create your own images as you wish. In fact I do it all the time.
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