EP. 67 DIY LAST NAME SIGN | WEDDING GIFT
This project was a good starting point for me learning lettering on the bandsaw and scrollsaw. It's not perfect, but made for a nice wedding gift for some friends.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
1/2" MDF For Lettes
3/4" Maple Plywood for Backing
Edge banding: http://amzn.to/2r7TKb8
Wood Stain: http://amzn.to/2tggwAb
Danish Oil: http://amzn.to/2tzUJWA
Gold Paint: http://amzn.to/2tBKeBY
After getting my template designed and printed at my local print shop I attached it to the 12" MDF with spray adhesive.
My initial plan was to cut the letters out all on the scrollsaw, but I struggled with cutting long curves as straight lines straight...
The bandsaw made it much easier to cut those lines.
I don't have a dremel tool, so I used the bandsaw to smooth out as many of the small curves as possible.
MDF soaks up a lot of paint, so I applied about 6 coats of cheap black paint as a primer before applying the gold paint.
A circular saw and straight edge is an easy way to cut my backer board to length.
I applied a coat of Wood stain, followed by danish oil to the piece.
I took measurements and used masking tape to "mark" all of the baselines for the letters. I could also use the tape and a sharpie to mark the centerline and other references.
Hot glue is a quick and easy way to attach the letters. Squeeze out could can be cleaned up with a razor blade
Thanks for looking, if there's anything else I can help with either contact me through email or instagram DM (for a quicker response) @modernbuilds
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