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That's not molding... THIS is molding...

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by signmeup, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Just finished making some big molding for a fairly large carved sign. I used a table saw to make the cove by running the molding sideways across the blade. The molding is 8" x 5". The long run is 11 feet and I knew I couldn't miter the ends with my bandsaw if they were that long so I broke it down into 3 sections with tongue and groove joints.

    I'll post up a picture of the sign once it's installed. The sign is 12' x 5' ish.
     

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  2. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    Crown or no Crown........ you are the man.

    What material are you using? I have some samples of precision board that I hope to test soon.
     
  3. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Thats great! Exactly the same approach I was going to do with my next hdu project.
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    :thumb:
     
  5. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    That's Corafoam by Duna. 15 pound HDU. Nice stuff. I switched to it years ago. Really like the way it works.
     
  6. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Great idea Adrian. I doubt I would have ever thought of using my table saw in that manner:thumb:

    BTW...MGWB just dropped off at the PO
     
  7. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I saw the technique years ago in a woodworking book. It took quite a few passes because the saw blade won't cut below it's teeth. I had to do 1/8" at a time.

    I glued up the blanks for the molding in "stair step" fashion so not as much had to be hogged out. I was surprised at how smooth it came out though. I didn't have to sand the molding at all.

    The nice thing about Duna foam is they added something to it to make the dust fall right to the floor. It's amazing how well it works. I was dreading this job because I figured it would be "dust hell" but it was fine.
     
  8. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Oh and maybe you could pm me what I owe you for the MGWB ? Can't wait to see it. Did you put it in the mail or ?
     
  9. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Went through the PO as requested. The cut came out nice. I didn't do any edge polishing but you can if you like. Will send a pm later!
     
  10. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Very nice work! Looks great.
     
  11. GypsyGraphics

    GypsyGraphics Major Contributor

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    wow..... niiiiiice! :rock-n-roll:
     
  12. John L

    John L Very Active Member

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    Very nice work!

    I've used that cove technique many times myself in both wood and foam... and I can even still count to ten using my fingers.

    You probably already know this but... checkout "Shopnotes" magazine... lots of jigs and setups you would like in there also.
     
  13. piccadillysigns

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    Very Nice work, I would love to see the finished sign.
     
  14. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks guys.

    I can only count to nine and a half John. 50% of my right index finger went missing one day.

    I will post a picture once it's installed.
     
  15. g&eprinting

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    Nice.
     
  16. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Nice work! :thumb:
     
  17. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Nice ! Corafoam/Duna is the bomb for HDU IMHO
     
  18. Suz

    Suz Very Active Member

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    Simply lovely!
     
  19. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I want to see a picture of your finger, too.
    :)
    Man that is one massive, impressive looking piece of work.
    Love.....Jill
     
  20. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    You're getting your finger installed...? :tongue:
     
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