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Hey Everyone!

My parents just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and I wanted to make a sign in honor of them. I chose some nice cedar boards. I then sanded and edge glued them all together. I then picked out a font for the sign and made a chalk transfer to the wood. I am still new to making signs and I learned a lot with this one. I would change how I masked the area for paint. After I finished the project, a friend mentioned a method to spray some lacquer onto the sign BEFORE painting the dark areas. This eliminates the bleeding and allows you to sand off the over spray easier.

I really enjoy freehand routing as this is a personal hand made piece and shouldn’t be PERFECT. I did get the Milescraft Compact Sub Router Base which made life really easy for the routing. Check it out in the links below.

I am excited to make some more signs in the future!

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for more videos!

Email me at: CReevesMakes@gmail.com for specific questions!

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  1. Great work! AWESOME! I've been using 3.175mm CNC bits to outline my work and then 3.175mm end milling bits for clean out. It works but it takes more time to and doesn't come out as
    nice. Can you please point me in the direction on where and what size and type bits to purchase?
    Thank you so much!

  2. Excellent. This is something I need to do. One thing I've done on previous projects where different levels are painted with a colour, is to spray or brush a first clear coat all over and letting it dry before masking for the colour. This prevents colour bleeding into the surrounding wood, and any colour that gets under the mask at the edges can be sanded away easily. The end result is a much crisper transition.

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