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Does anyone on here make stuff like that? I'm after either a rough shape or rectangular name sign for the house. Engraved or burnt, that sort of thing.

 

Think it might look classier than the broken number plate hanging on strimmer wire. :laugh:

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I'm sure one of the talented lads on here can step up for you.

 

A smart glass engraving. Mounted over a piece of welsh slate with shiny stainless steel fixings??

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I think the ones in tree trunks angled are gorgeous! Bad great if someone on here can do something for you but if not do a quick google loads of places inc eBay do signs :)

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I could rout something in timber free hand depending on how big & much you want to spend? Any design in mind?

 

Stone or steel possible too but a bit heavy to post.

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I could rout something in timber free hand depending on how big & much you want to spend? Any design in mind?

 

Stone or steel possible too but a bit heavy to post.

 

Only about car number plate size in wood. House name is only 4 letters. :thumbs:

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Finished routing up the sign today in oak, letters black, 1coat yacht varnish, will give it another coat yet and be in the post middle of the week. :thumbs:

 

Will post up a pic when it is done.

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Sussex requested a preview so here it is at the start, nothing fancy, just free-hand but functional, will get one of the finished sign tomorrow. Just waiting for the wash coat of varnish too dry, don't know why but the first coat always takes ages on oak. Still a bit tacky this-morning but hopefully be dry enough and i can get a second coat on when home for lunch and in the post Wednesday, if not will be posted Thursday.

 

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Free hand with a router :icon_eek: , anyone tried it ...its almost impossible , the machine has a mind of its own ffs ... :wallbash:

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Aye, trickier than i thought, tends to want to follow the grain. Tried it on a scrap first, seemed to work best to do it in 3 stages, light to start with, second 2 passes seemed to follow the first cut not so bad.

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Yep, got to agree there, very tricky indeed. Did an interim grave marker a couple of years back. Had a couple of practises with the router, but didn't have the confidence to use the router on the actual piece, so used hand carving chisels on the iroko, flooding the lettering with black enamel paint.

 

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