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How to make signs out of cardboard. Yes, it's easy and quite effective. All you need is a band saw or scroll saw, some free cardboard, a little imagination and you can make many different signs. For this instructable, THINK is used to show the process.
 
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Step 1: Design and cut out sign letters

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To make this sign, I went into my word processor and simply selected a font and made it to the size I wanted. In this case, it's 350 points.

Step 2: Trace or outline letters on your cardboard

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Simply hold letters down and outline them with a dark pencil.

Step 3: Cut out all letters on the bandsaw (or scroll saw).

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I use a 1/8 inch blade on the saw so that it is relatively easy to make the curves necessary in cutting out the letters.

Step 4: Cut all letters

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Finish cutting letters.

Step 5: Cut some border strips

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For this sign, border or frame strips are 5/8 in. wide.

Step 6: Glue all pieces to Backing

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Carefully line out letters and place where wanted. Add glue and press into place. Borders are glued in this step also.

Step 7: Add some hangers to sign

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For hangers, I simply use some scrap paper, cut to about 5/8 inch, punch a hole in the two pieces, and glue into place. Sign is very light, so this method is sufficient.

Step 8: Admire your sign

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Stand back and enjoy your handiwork. Sign is ready to hang.

Step 9: Possibilities:

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Several other examples are shown to demonstrate possibilities for making signs. Check out my shop on Etsy.http://etsy.com Enter creativeman under sellers:username

Step 10: Additional Cardboard Signs

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I keep making these, thought some would like to see them. Hope your efforts are going well.

Step 11: One more thing...

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I needed to re-do my graphic on this sign so that it looked more reasonable. What do you think?