Veterans Park sign project

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CarveOne
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Veterans Park sign project

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I was asked by a local AMVET member if I could make a sign for the local memorial park. They wanted the small area to be more obvious to people looking for the park. After getting some details from him last week I created the drawing file in Vectric Ltd's Aspire software last Friday evening, cut it on Saturday morning, and I finished it this morning. We planted it around 2:30 pm today. He couldn't pay much for it, and wanted it in place before Memorial day when there will be services held there. This is done as my donation to the Veterans Park efforts by the local AMVET group.

The sign is 9" x 48" x 1" thick (IPE I think) . The posts are 2" inner diameter black ABS plastic pipe and end caps.. There is a 2" x 14" red oak insert in each pipe that I machined on my metal lathe. The pipes and red oak plugs were pocketed to 1" x 9" x 1.25 deep" to receive the ends of the sign. Two deck screws go through the pipes and into each end of the sign. The sign is coated with Marine Spar Varnish and black oil based enamel is used for the border, while white oil based enamel is used in the recessed text. Hopefully it will last a few years.

He was really happy to get it installed this quickly, and at no cost.

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Re: Veterans Park sign project

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I like that the lettering is large and bold enough to read it. Thank you for posting it.
Dan

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Re: Veterans Park sign project

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Nice thought/design/ and quick execution CarveOne :)
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Re: Veterans Park sign project

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Thanks guys. I wasn't sure the black BS plastic pipe would look ok, but now that it's installed I have gotten some good comments locally also. Hoping that the pipes will work out better than an old faded and cracked 4x4 post will look in the long term.
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Good, clean design and execution. Thank you for honoring our vets.

Angie

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