Sign carving
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I was just looking at some old photos and a couple of things caught my eye...I have always loved New England and especially the "nautical atmosphere" that is so prevalent  along the coast..The variety of { usually gold leafed and polychromed } signs always peaked my interest as well...so much so that more than thirty years ago I started carving a few signs...I learned what I could from library books and books that were available in bookstores, but that was before the internet. Now days there is a world of info about it and I think the "bug" may be starting to bite me again.. Crazy .Here's a part of a name board with a mythical Dolphin, actually a sign that was mounted by my office door with my name carved on it. Below that pic is a lettering practice stick that I started about 1970 or so...letters carved on all four sides of it in basswood.
The polychrome on the dolphin has faded but here's a better pic....:

If you want to try your hand at carving, lettering is a good place to start...it only requires two tools....




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  Re: Sign carving by Timberwolf (I was just looking a...)
I don't remember what I used for the layout- probably printed out the font and transferred it with a pencil.

I cheated. I used the small router to cut the depth around the letters, then chiseled the depth out to raise the letters.

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  Re: Sign carving by Timberwolf (I was just looking a...)
Nice Jack.  I started carving an egg I turned and it was so bad I cut it up before my wife seen it.  I am thinking I need to buy a power carver since my it is getting hard to carve with my hands so beat up and swelling a lot of the time.

I did do a sign for a neighbor 9 years ago that had taken me 8 months to do but it was all "do not remember what it is called" but carved out the inside with the horse head and letters bold in the bottom.

I love the colors on it as well.  Yes
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  Re: RE: Sign carving by daddo (I don't remember wha...)
(05-06-2019, 02:15 PM)daddo Wrote: I don't remember what I used for the layout- probably printed out the font and transferred it with a pencil.

I cheated. I used the small router to cut the depth around the letters, then chiseled the depth out to raise the letters.

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I cheated. I used the small router to cut the depth around the letters, then chiseled the depth out to raise the letters.

I don't mind that a bit...I have done it also....Nice work... Winkgrin
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issued: pride, honor, integrity, and being able to carry on the
traditions for generations of warriors past. [Cpl. Jeff Sornij, USMC;
in Navy Times, November 1994]


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  Re: RE: Sign carving by Arlin Eastman (Nice Jack.  I starte...)
(05-06-2019, 02:22 PM)Arlin Eastman Wrote: Nice Jack.  I started carving an egg I turned and it was so bad I cut it up before my wife seen it.  I am thinking I need to buy a power carver since my it is getting hard to carve with my hands so beat up and swelling a lot of the time.

I did do a sign for a neighbor 9 years ago that had taken me 8 months to do but it was all "do not remember what it is called" but carved out the inside with the horse head and letters bold in the bottom.

I love the colors on it as well.  Yes
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Arlin, a realistic looking egg would be hard to carve IMO...Try letter carving..I just use a chip carving knife for it...but can also used chisels and gouges if need be.
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issued: pride, honor, integrity, and being able to carry on the
traditions for generations of warriors past. [Cpl. Jeff Sornij, USMC;
in Navy Times, November 1994]


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