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Stacked Text on Layered Board

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I wanted to make a stacked text plaque for some friends, but also wanted it to be a little different from most I see and have done.

Here's what I ended up with:
Bradley_1a.jpg
You can see the layers here:
Bradley_1b.jpg
To build up the board, I took a piece of cherry about 7/8" thick and re-sawed it to get a 1/10" veneer and a 1/2" base. After sanding the pieces smooth, I added a 1/10" thick piece of maple between the pieces of cherry. After sanding, the top layer of cherry and the maple came out at about 0.09". I glued the pieces together with Titebond II and clamped them overnight. In the meantime, I milled some wenge to 5/8" x 1/2" to make a frame with half-laps at each corner. Prior to starting the carve, I wiped some brown dye on the top layer of cherry to darken it. I adjusted the cut depth so the bits would cut through each layer by 0.01". Finish is a layer of waterborne sealer, two coats of waterborne clear gloss and a final coat of waterborne semi-gloss.
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Nicely done! Love the border.
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Very nicely done!!!! Layering different types of wood is a great idea!

Here's a thought, your top piece of wood would not have to be as big as the base, just big enough and glued in the right spot to carve the top layer of letters.

I like it!
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highpockets wrote:Very nicely done!!!! Layering different types of wood is a great idea!
Thanks! It's not a process for production work but it's an alternative for some of us.
highpockets wrote:Here's a thought, your top piece of wood would not have to be as big as the base, just big enough and glued in the right spot to carve the top layer of letters.
Yes, I considered that. I was lazy and wanted to make it easy to register all the pieces in the clamps. Actually, I could use three different sizes of wood.

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Wow, that is a great looking piece Bill. Lucky recipient!

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dwwright wrote:Wow, that is a great looking piece Bill. Lucky recipient!
Thanks, Mr. W.!

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Very nice looking you did a outstanding job.
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LouF wrote:Very nice looking you did a outstanding job.
Thanks, Lou!

This is my favorite stacked text board of those I've made so far.

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I used the same technique(laminated wood) to make this for my grand daughter.
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Awesome Idea using different types of wood as layered throughout stacked text projects!!!


That is what I call Creative Thinking!!! I have done several stacked text signs in the past and I guess I will have to give this a go on one of my next stacked text signs!!!

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just beautiful

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