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Make a sign - PEP BB dimensional.sand.sign

BB dimensional lumber woodworking - sand badge
 
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I made a wood burned sign!
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Note: is it a minimum of 5" by 18"? If not, make a second one to add to this one.

 
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Jay, thanks for checking my submission. As I'm no longer at Wheaton labs, I don't have a means of measuring it and lack the tools to make another. I'm going to convert my submission to a normal post, and resubmit at a later date.
 
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Malek Beitinjan wrote:Jay, thanks for checking my submission. As I'm no longer at Wheaton labs, I don't have a means of measuring it and lack the tools to make another. I'm going to convert my submission to a normal post, and resubmit at a later date.

Thank you for your understanding Malek. Is there anyone at the lab we can ask to check it? Maybe Ash knows how wide his bench was for instance?
 
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My linseed oil finally arrived!  So I made a fourth sign, and touched up the burndoodled old ones which I had previously made from branding a location and then improving on the branded location.  As expected, they were degrading in the sun.  But now I have the means to make them last a little longer.  

My latest sign is another 5-1/2" by 18" stake board.  

Its purpose is to serve as a (mobile) reference marker for the expanding Kinder guerilla garden, which I intend to publicly 'launch' later this month and open up to the neighborhood at large.  Any time I meet new people in the garden, I like to show them all the fun stuff growing over there, and I encourage them to freely harvest anything or plant something.  So I also want this sign to encourage people to join in, to plant something, tend something, and/or harvest something.

The new sign reads:

Let's
Plant
Tend
Harvest
  &
Share
<3<3<3




I used a few coats of LinSheen raw linseed oil, and I look forward to using it over the next couple years, and seeing how well it preserves after 10 months or so.

Edit to add safety note: With my first signs, I found that the blue handle of the wood burner closest to the busy end got surprisingly hot.  For touching the old signs up and this new sign, it really helped wearing a glove to disperse a little of that heat.
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Previous sign used an inverted picture frame hook.
Previous sign used an inverted picture frame hook.
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Other two signs are wedged into large rocks, and latest sign is posted into the dirt.
Other two signs are wedged into large rocks, and latest sign is posted into the dirt.
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I made a sign!

 - The wood and your burning tools
 - The sign getting burned
 - The sign getting oiled
 - The sign hanging or posted
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My wood and burning kit. (I already started the burning here, but just a little.
My wood and burning kit. (I already started the burning here, but just a little.
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More serious progress.
More serious progress.
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Done burning, now to saw off the bottom and oil it!
Done burning, now to saw off the bottom and oil it!
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Applying a linseed oil coating.
Applying a linseed oil coating.
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I put an eyelet in the top and used a double-loop of wire.
I put an eyelet in the top and used a double-loop of wire.
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- At least 5" tall by 18" wide
- Some means of hanging or posting the sign
- No treated wood
- Lettering and images are burned
- Must finish with tung oil or linseed oil (or else the burned image disappears)

To document your completion of the BB, provide pics or video (<2 min) of the following:
- The wood and your burning tools
- The sign getting burned
- The sign getting oiled
- The sign hanging or posted



This was so much fun! So pleased this badge sent me down this road.

I had a scrap piece of 1 x 6 that had a bit of the bark on one end. It was 20 inches long and between 5 and 5 1/2 inches except for the one corner - anyhoo, there's at least 18 inches that is more 5 inches or wider, so meets the requirements.

My garage is my workshop, junk yard, bike shed and the place I dry herbs. It's my MAN CAVE!

I played around with fonts and then printed out the letters as a guide. Then I started burning out the letters. I had some linseed oil from a previous project so gave it a coat.

The sign is now hanging above my the door to my Man Cave.
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What do you think, staff? Maybe it's time to update the cover photo ;]
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Note: Nicely done - I like large letters for easy reading.

 
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Sign for the new Solarium
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Materials
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Burning the sign
Burning the sign
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Oiling the sign
Oiling the sign
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Sign placement
Sign placement
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We have a few greenhouses around, so thought it best to name them! This is The Dome. It's a pentagon built out of star plates and 2x4's with greenhouse plastic covering.
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Bit of old wood I had lying around. Should make for a nice rustic look
Bit of old wood I had lying around. Should make for a nice rustic look
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Routing in progress... The wood was a bit wet :\
Routing in progress... The wood was a bit wet :\
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Routing done
Routing done
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Starting the burn
Starting the burn
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Burning done. Light sanding for contrast, beveled the edges and corners as well :)
Burning done. Light sanding for contrast, beveled the edges and corners as well :)
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Coating of linseed oil
Coating of linseed oil
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This is the oil I used
This is the oil I used
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Sign in place
Sign in place
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I made the sign from a piece of old floorboard that was about the right size for the requirements. I then added guidelines, drew on my lettering and set to work. I found this harder than I expected to - it took a lot of time to burn in the design. Perhaps my soldering iron isn't really up to the job! After 3 sessions of about 20 minutes each (1 hour total), the burning was complete and I lightly sanded the surface to lighten it and remove any guidelines. I used tung oil to finish it.

I made legs from a piece of split oak branchwood, neatening them up using the old planer and nailing them to the sign. Oak is very durable, even in the ground, and I suspect it will last a decade or so.

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Note: Can't wait to see all that asparagus grow, too!

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