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    Made a sign for a friend with a produce stand. Nothing fancy, two sided to place at an intersection nearby. Filled the letters with colored epoxy and finished with spar varnish hoping to protect it for a while being outside. Figured he can use it until the varnish fails and then carefully paint it white as the letters are slightly recessed.
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    Great work Rick. The spar if a few layers thick should do the job for a few years. I have signs that have been hanging on a couple gates for about ten years now. The only spar failure I'm is where the snows lays on the top edge thru the winter months. I think the signs I made were nice looking, and to help prove the point of how nice they look, one was stolen, shortly after it was installed. That meant a second was made to replace it, with care put into making harder to steal after install.

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    Sharp looking. Nicely done. Ditto on spar lasting at least for a little bit though dependent on the quality of the spar.

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    That's a very nice-looking sign. You were wise to choose a font that is easily readable from the road.

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    Thanks Jim, wanted to make it larger but was given size limits, hopefully it will be visible from the road as it it going to be on a 4 lane rd where everybody is in a hurry

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    Not sure of dimensions, but looks like is should be able to be seen, I am making a sign for a firewood seller right now, which should measure around 24" by 18". It will be a two piece sign. This sign will go where the traffic will be going by at 45mph a sign states, but we all know that folks tend to push that now and then, but we still what them to know there is firewood for sale.

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    The sign is 11.5 by 43 , the speed limit is 55 but most are running 65 and some push it to 70. Haven't seen a speeder stopped on it for several years. Seems most things like running red lights, etc are only charged if there's an accident involved. Then they make a list of any that apply. The sign will be near a stoplight and that will help a little.

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