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Let's get this showcase started :)
« on: July 23, 2016, 02:41:10 PM »
Very simple

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Re: Let's get this showcase started :)
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 10:15:59 AM »
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Nice.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Let's get this showcase started :)
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 03:33:37 PM »
Amendment II
A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

Comma placement as ratified by the States which is different than the Continental Congress version.
Stock was flattened with a 1.25" cutter (zig zag pocketing) and text was carved with a 60 degree, 2 flute cutter. 

22" x 13 1/2" x 2" thick.  Live edge, rough sawn.  Still needs a little  sanding and sealing.

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What price would you set?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 03:52:20 PM »
Thinking about setting a price for my Second Amendment plaque. 

Considerations:
The 2" thick, live edge wood isn't available in the regular lumber yard.
I have about an hour of machine time invested.
We don't want to talk about how long it took me to do the BobCAD work.  LOL
I predict that after just one of these, the V-tool will need sharpening or replacing.
Second Amendment items are becoming more popular than ever.
Additional time and materials are required to seal the piece.
I'll probably need to attach some sort of hangar (time and material) before marketing it.

Did I overlook anything?

WHAT WOULD YOU CHARGE?
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Re: Let's get this showcase started :)
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2017, 03:10:51 PM »
 Maximum dimensions are 17" x 17" x 1 1/2" thick.  Carved in basswood slab.

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 07:59:51 PM »
Went for a font 'similar' to the handwriting used in the original Bill Of Rights.  I think this is  spalted poplar (board was a gift).  It's 48" x 10" x 1 1/2"

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 05:03:15 PM »
I found this wood handled putty knife at Ace Hardware and thought it would make a nice customized gasket scraper for my mechanic :) 
Text is 0.55" tall, carved with 60 degree cutter.  Total carve time was 32 seconds.

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 10:25:01 PM »
just a little piece.

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 10:26:17 PM »
for the grandaughter

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2017, 10:28:39 PM »
for the shop

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Re: Let's get this showcase started :)
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 02:14:37 PM »
First test at staining a board before carving.  Other than my V-tool being dull, I like the results :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2017, 03:03:51 PM »
I was asked to make these signs as sappy as possible.



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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2017, 05:59:24 PM »
Still carving small signs.

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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 06:00:15 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2017, 04:23:36 AM »
looks good butch