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Mahogany School Crest

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by mrchips, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. mrchips

    mrchips Member

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    Here's the crest that I asked pricing advise on awhile back.

    20" in diameter, 1" thick. Made in two pieces. The Trojan is 1/2" thick.

    The lettering on this was a little tricky for 2 reasons.....first, it went slightly up on the sides of the panel. Second, the wood was supposed to be Honduran Mahogany but it was more like Philipine with sudden grain changes in streaks. I pre-finish, mask and carve......can't see the grain thru the mask so I basically had to feel the grain changes by hand. I sometimes actually had to change directions within the same cut. I suppose thats where more than 50 years of carving pays off.. :biggrin:

    Um, since I got this picture thing figured out I might throw up one or to more projects and a couple of SxS's.

    Joe,

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     

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    GP Very Active Member

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    wow.
     
  3. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Well done Joe. An original work of art like that is worth every dollar you can charge and then some.
     
  4. mrchips

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    Thanks!

    Here's some close-ups before the laquer....

    I took shots of the the hour by hour progress if anyone is interested?

    Joe,

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     

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  5. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    :notworthy::thumb::thumb:
     
  6. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    I thought the top line said "hotchicks" lol

    great lookin sign :thumb:
     
  7. daveb

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    :thumb:That's what I want to do when I grow up!:notworthy:
     
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