Sign for American Legion Post 38

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Sign for American Legion Post 38

Postby CarveOne » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:44 pm

One of the leaders of Post 38 dropped by last month and asked if I would make another sign for him. This one is for someone who has been a member for over 50 years. They wanted to dedicate the meeting room to him and permanently hang the sign on the wall above the kitchen window opening where food is served at meetings and other events in the building. He wanted it to be a particular size, simple design, and text that is large and easy to read. The leaders (that saw it) were happy with the results when they saw the sign, then I installed it on the wall. The sign was temporarily removed before any other members saw it.

There was a meeting held later to present a scholarship award check of $1,000 to a local high school graduate in Noah's name. He and his family were there for the presentation of the check. What Noah and his family didn't know was that they were there for TWO dedications. :D

This sign was presented to Noah shortly after the scholarship presentation, and they were very honored to have the meeting room dedicated to him for his past services. At the end of the sign presentation I permanently hung the sign on the wall while everyone watched. The local newspaper had a photo today of him holding the sign similar to my photo below.

The sign is red oak, Minwax Early American stain, and General Finishes Java gel stain in the cut areas. Text is just 0.1" deep pockets.

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Re: Sign for American Legion Post 38

Postby dwilli9013 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:59 pm

Nice work as always. Always a treat to be able to see the recipients reactions to your work. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Sign for American Legion Post 38

Postby Xxray » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:48 am

Made the news, nice job

http://www.rrdailyherald.com/community/ ... 8b760.html
WW2 Navy and Korea Army, would love to talk to that guy.

I'm a big fan of shallow pockets as well, go deep and you risk losing detail and IMO, shallow almost always looks better anyhow.
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Re: Sign for American Legion Post 38

Postby CarveOne » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:04 am

Thanks Dwayne. It's a pleasure to do stuff like this for people who deserve the recognition.

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Re: Sign for American Legion Post 38

Postby CarveOne » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:18 am

Xxray wrote:Made the news, nice job

http://www.rrdailyherald.com/community/ ... 8b760.html
WW2 Navy and Korea Army, would love to talk to that guy.

I'm a big fan of shallow pockets as well, go deep and you risk losing detail and IMO, shallow almost always looks better anyhow.


I used an 1/8" carbide end mill for small radius corners in the text, and a Whiteside #1540 60 degree V-bit for the border and corner dots. I did a preview with 0.15" pocket depth and then changed it to 0.1" because it looked deep enough and saved a little on the cut time. Either setting would work ok, I doubt that anyone that sees the sign would know the difference unless they are sign makers and saw a side by side comparison examples. The dark gel stain hides the vertical walls pretty well.

Nice of you to find and post a link to the newspaper photo and description.

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