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    Oh well Michael,

    They say there is always 10% that doesn't get the word and I guess that makes me the leader of that group. As Al noted, I'm still impressed with what Tom has created online with updates even since I last dropped in on his site. I'm working "hard" (new definition is 1/2 hr. now and then) now in retirement to get my site up and operating. Tom has provided a worthy model to emulate not that I ever want to be as busy with this home / hobby as he is. All the best even if I'm sometimes 2 years behind and slowly catching up.
    Fair winds,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Bruce View Post
    ... All the best even if I'm sometimes 2 years behind and slowly catching up.
    Hey, don't feel too bad...I'm at least four years behind!!
    Michael T
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    I have been up since last Dec. And just got my second contact. I sold an urn a couple of weeks ago, now maybe a custom box. It is like you can't get a truck driving job without being a teamster, but you can't become a teamster unless you have a truck driving job. Fat cow will push my site for money that I don't have but would if they pushed my site.
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    Wow old posts just keep showing up. Now I have two web site's. and hired a helper too. Thanks for the awesome coments. www.signsinwood.com and www.messagesinwood.com
    Tom Watson
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    I saw this thread the other day and something about your site made me decide to look over my research notes I had to put together for Vocational Rehabilitation when I set up my business. Some of the information from your site was instrumental in proving that I can create an actual business with the carvewright.

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    So glad I could be some help to you. This site is where it all started for me in 2009.
    Tom Watson
    Two CW's and D.C.-Top Mount Insert @ Ringneckblues.com Get the dust out!!
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    Check out my Facebook page for current carvings at http://www.facebook.com/signsinwood

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    Very nice, Tom.
    One of your first signs, that I saw in your gallery, was in red cedar, and had black letters.
    I'm carving a lot in cedar, and having trouble getting my letters black....without hand painting them.
    Today I carved some text, and then sprayed the letters with black paint/primer. That's how it was label'd on the can.
    I let it dry, then ran the board thru the sander, to take off all the black from the board, and I was hoping it would be left in the letters.
    I just didn't come out very good. Just looked poor.

    Got some pointers for us?

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    Thanks TurtleCove! I use sanding sealer on every sign I carve to help prevent bowing and seal the wood. Just use one thin coat of wood sealant such as Deft. I use Marsh spray stencil paint and it comes in 7 colors. When storing the marsh paint the factory recommends to keep the can upside down. After it dries I plane the back side of the board and then the front, this way I don't take too much off the front which is easy to do. When you clear coat the board spray it, don't use a brush on the stencil paint. Hope this helps a little .
    Tom Watson
    Two CW's and D.C.-Top Mount Insert @ Ringneckblues.com Get the dust out!!
    50" X 48" PDJ Pilot Pro CNC http://www.pdjinc.com

    Check out my Facebook page for current carvings at http://www.facebook.com/signsinwood

    Watsons Wooden Words http://www.signsinwood.com & Messages in Wood http://www.messagesinwood.com/

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    Tom, probably a dumb question, but when you plane the front, are your letters centerline? Or are the raised? I have visions of the sign I just carved disappearing in the planer.

    Thanks,

    Wayne

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    Hi Wayne
    Sorry I was referring only to signs with v carve and other items carved into the wood. For raised letters I use paint pens and brushes. If you are very careful you can use only high density foam roller for the raised letters.
    Tom Watson
    Two CW's and D.C.-Top Mount Insert @ Ringneckblues.com Get the dust out!!
    50" X 48" PDJ Pilot Pro CNC http://www.pdjinc.com

    Check out my Facebook page for current carvings at http://www.facebook.com/signsinwood

    Watsons Wooden Words http://www.signsinwood.com & Messages in Wood http://www.messagesinwood.com/

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