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Haven't posted any projects in a while, been busy at work and not much time on the weekends.

I got home from work early today and figured I would start on a tribute sign for my neighbor.

He was the president of our association. He's been president for at least 25 years. He recently gave up his position. Super great guy!!!!

I was commissioned to do a sign for our local beach/park, as a tribute to him

The piece is walnut book matched and jointed together.
Stay tuned for more. Might not be until after 4th of July.
Thanks for looking.

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Wow!!!! Not much interest. Laughing!!!!!
Well I had a change of plans.
I stared at that piece and decided I didn't like it so much.

I was up in door county wis. for the holiday and ran into a garage sale this man was having.
He was selling off a crap load of lumber. Mostly slabs.

Jack pot!!!!! His barn was stuffed to the gills.
Unfortunately I didn't have much room in my truck, so I was limited on space. I did manage to stuff a couple pieces in there.

I got a cherry slab 5/4 x 5' x 10"
2 slabs of curly or tiger maple. He said it was tiger maple? But I think they are the same?
Also a nice piece of butternut.
Don't have pics of those yet, but will post soon.

As far as the cherry goes, I decided to use that for the sign.
Here is some pics of it started.
Not to complicated, but I think it will be nice.
Thanks for looking.

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I'm liking it Dom.

Is it all going to be hand carved?

I can see the handles of your mallets standing at the ready in the background ;)
 

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Yes tim it's gonna be hand carved.
Haven't carved much cherry though. Lol
And yes the mallets are in reach. I have a couple that Dave Paine made, and one from bond.
It's nice because they all have different weight to them.
 

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Dave Paine said:
Nice piece of wood Dominick. Looking forward to the progress pictures. This will be a really nice tribute. :thumbsup:
Thanks Dave.
And your small mallet you made me feels good!!!!
Thanks again. That will be my primary mallet for this.
Also forgot, the guy I got the wood from, his name is Harvey also.
So the piece I got is meant to be.
 

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*Technically late, yet early enough to score a front row seat, Chaincarver Steve sneaks in unnoticed* :whistling2: ...

I'm watching. Carry on.
 

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NICE chunk of wood- as he sneaks in the back of the room!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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I'm still sitting on the sidelines watching and waiting for some real progress. I don't want to make too many comments until I see where you are going with this one. You have a habit of starting a project, and just when I think that I have my head wrapped around it, you throw in a wonderful curve ball that comes from nowhere and you blow my mind. So, to prevent a blown mind (again), I will calmly sit back and watch.
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Kenbo said:
I'm still sitting on the sidelines watching and waiting for some real progress. I don't want to make too many comments until I see where you are going with this one. You have a habit of starting a project, and just when I think that I have my head wrapped around it, you throw in a wonderful curve ball that comes from nowhere and you blow my mind. So, to prevent a blown mind (again), I will calmly sit back and watch.
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Laughing!!!!!!
I learn from the best!!!
 

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Dominick...I'm just guessing you would accept opinions. Now, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but, I think you could get more creative with the letter style. Personally, I don't like it. The cross connectors on the H, A, and R, are too high, and make the letters looked pinched up.

Iffin I was doing the lettering, I would probably choose a more traditional style...like Old English for example, or maybe a script. If you like block letters more, check out some choices. You could print a usable size off the internet, and use it for tracing.

Yeah, I know...Old English would be a lot more work. But hey...a tribute is a tribute.:yes:






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Some one gave me heads up on a worthwhile thread to follow so here I am. Haven't seen you round for a bit, looking forward to watching this develop.
 

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I'm watching too, there Dom. That's a nice slab you're carving on. So whatcha doing with the glue-up now then?
 

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cabinetman said:
Dominick...I'm just guessing you would accept opinions. Now, I don't want to hurt your feelings, but, I think you could get more creative with the letter style. Personally, I don't like it. The cross connectors on the H, A, and R, are too high, and make the letters looked pinched up.

Iffin I was doing the lettering, I would probably choose a more traditional style...like Old English for example, or maybe a script. If you like block letters more, check out some choices. You could print a usable size off the internet, and use it for tracing.

Yeah, I know...Old English would be a lot more work. But hey...a tribute is a tribute.:yes:






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No feelings hurt here cabby.
Your untitled to an opinion. I'm totally aware on the design, because I drew it up that way. Lol
If I were to go your way, it would look like everyone else's right?
Yes simple but it's not done, so don't judge a book by its cover. No CNC here.
Grab some popcorn and a good seat!!!! There's more to come.
Thanks for the critique.
 

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gideon said:
how did you do the end grain join in the first photo? spline?
I jointed on the jointer and used a couple of biscuits. Yea I said I'd. Lol.
 

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rayking49 said:
I'm watching too, there Dom. That's a nice slab you're carving on. So whatcha doing with the glue-up now then?
Not sure ray.
Thanks for the kind words.
 
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