For a piece of wood and glue, it’s simple as 1-2-3-4. When you’re done carving, use the glue and your favorite wood stain to seal it in the wood.
This little guy is a beautiful example of an old hand-turned sign. He has a wooden handle and a metal frame that’s hanging by a wire. On top of this are a number of decorative wood chips and pieces of wood. To be honest, I don’t really think this is an attractive example of “gauganized” wood, though it did make a fantastic model for woodworking!
This example’s woodworking has already turned out to be something of a chore. If you ever make these, don’t leave it for too long!
It may seem like it’s very difficult to make signs by hand, but the end result does turn out to be quite beautiful!
This was an interesting challenge. The wooden handle didn’t quite match up to the model I wanted. So I took the handle and made a wooden rod, a modified version of the “rod” used in the model. The “rod” actually is three pieces of wood that were threaded on either side of and joined together. This allowed you to hang a model on either the outside of the handle, or inside the handle and had a perfect “crimp” to the handle. I made several test models first to verify this worked, and it did! The handle was made from a 2×4, three pieces of 2×4’s, a piece of wood and a piece of 2×6’s in the middle. With the wood rod, it looked to bend almost perfectly along its length, so I knew it would work!
After I had all of the model pieces, I had to determine the height the handle would have to be. The 2×4’s were only a little over 1 foot long, so I decided to cut the model out and lay it on a piece of scrap 2×2’s. This made it really easy to put together! So long as the model is 2×2, the metal piece for the handle is easily attached. You just need to drill an inch-wide hole through the bottom of the model piece, then screw in the handle screw.
I didn’t even take a photo of one of them! What a piece of crap!
The handle is attached to the back side of the plastic pieces. If the model is not 2×2, then just
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