A young fellow we know has built himself a magnificent new shop is has started working on vehicles.
I thought I would make him a sign for his new garage.
I have some very old redoak flooring that a friend had given me. I cut three of the boards to 300mm length and carved my design into each of them.
The frame was cut from some 1 x 2 pine. I routered a half inch groove into one the piece and cut it to length to form the 4 sides.
Everything was fitted together before finishing. Overall size is about 12″ x 12″.
Then a couple of coats of varnish were applied to the oak pieces and the individual letters painted by hand. A dark walnut stain was put on the pine frame and then varnished.
This project was finished a week ago, but I just gave it to him today.
Designed in Carbide Create. Carved on my Genmitsu 3018 PROVer using a 120 degree V-bit.
It wasn’t very large
There was just enough room to cram the drums
In the corner over by the Dodge
It was a fifty-four
With a mashed up door
And a cheesy little amp
With a sign on the front said “Fender Champ”
And a second hand guitar
It was a Stratocaster with a whammy bar
No, no! Not that Joe’s Garage!
My youngest son Joe built a garage at his home in Hamilton last year. It was quite a project and it turned out really great.
To help commemorate his accomplishment, I made a sign this June to give to him.
Designed in Carbide Create. Carved in a piece of maple with a 90 degree V-bit on my Genmitsu PROVer-3018.
Back in the spring, I made a couple of signs to give to the young lady who purchased two of our horses, Beetlebaum and Prince Canaveral.
I imported photos we had of these horses into Easel software and came up with these designs.
The designs were carved into a couple pieces of wood (poplar I think), then a coat of shellac was applied for a sealant.
Next, I mixed up some epoxy with black colourant and filled the carvings.
A good sanding cleaned up any spill-over and I then applied three or four coats of varnish. On the back side, I cut a key-hole so they could be hung up and added my logo.