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Car Show Portrait finished...family sign cut

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Lin

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I've done a few of these "Car Show Portraits". The owners use the 16" x 20" portrait to sit in front of their car at the shows. This one was a lot easier to cut since I now have a saw with a 26" throat. The first two were done on my saw with a 20" throat. This one is headed for the owner tomorrow.

Today I finished up the cutting of my first outside piece. This one gave me fits as it is 30" long. I couldn't spin it on the upper and lower letters. I had to take them out in pieces.....I still haven't gotten the hang of using spirals or this type of cutting would be a lot easier.
Pics of both below.
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Two projects that show you don't need to have lots of detail to make something effective and elegant with a scrollsaw. Thanks for showing them to us Lin.

Have you decided how you're going to finish the outside sign yet?

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Gill, The folks I'm doing it for sorta wanted it stained but pine can be such a PIA to stain and have the color go on evenly even using conditioner. I oiled a couple of the cutout letters and they darkened up quite nicely....The oil brought out the grain lines and looked pretty darn good. Thinking I will use dannish oil on it....let it dry then oil it again.....Going to check out $$ on a marine type finish....Hoping if it's too high priced the guys at the hardware store can give me some good info on what will help it hold up to the weather. I had to leave quite a bit on the one side with no cutting for the way they plan to attach it to a 4" x 4" post. I sure hope it comes out well......This one will be seen.....easily and could be a good advertisement for other similar pieces.
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