Wooden Sign


#1

This is probably the biggest project I’ve done to date. I did a bunch of small tests for my settings, to check the stain color, etc. Finally, I engraved the full-sized piece, lined it up on the back, and did it again. Sanded and stained, and now it’s drying. Amazed at how beautifully this turned out!


#2

That there is just amazing. Great job.

Hard to tell how big it is from the picture, what are the dimensions?


#3

About 11" square, more or less. Got the file from a Facebook group, and the cherry glue-up panel from a lumber yard, and let the laser do the hard work!


#4

Great contrast, mins outlining your process?

Also, a glue up panel? How do you mean?

Really nice job!


#5

Very nice work


#6

Absolutely gorgeous. This really looks and feels like a movie prop. Just WOW.


#7

Sure! So I did a fair amount of testing with scrap pieces. Found some settings I liked (1000, 40/450) and then did my best to line the engrave up on the panel. Flipped and did it again. Then I cut the board more square and even around the design with a bandsaw, sanded my edges on an oscillating sander, eased the corners and sanded the faces with a sanding block, then cleaned it up and brushed on the stain. The longest part of the process was the engrave, by far!

A glue-up panel is just some pieces of lumber glued up edge to edge. You can do it yourself, or buy it pre-made from a lumber yard. I got this one from a local hardwood place, cut it to fit into the 'Forge, and then went about the rest of it.


#8

Beautiful! That stain is just scrumptious :slight_smile:


#9

It’s gorgeous, and a perfect film tribute!


#10

Very Very Nice…!


#11

It is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful work!


#12

Wooo! That’s nice woodwork. :grinning: