In this instructable I will show you how to make your own personalized state sign.
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Step 1: Tools and Materials
- Reclaimed wood
- Carbon Paper
- Printout of a state
- Scroll, jig, or band saw
Step 2: Transferring the State Onto Wood
Find the cleanest spot on your wood and lay a piece of carbon paper down on it. Now place your printout over it and trace the state with a pencil. Repeat this with any logo that you choose to do.
Step 3: Carving
You can now begin carving. I started with the outline of the state and just chiseled the wood away. The logo was much more detailed and I didn't want to screw it up since this was my only piece of wood so I used a small swiss army knife to carve it out.
Step 4: Cutting
Take your scroll saw and cut out the sign, I left a half inch border around it but you don't have to do the same.
Step 5: Thoughts
I spent about 2 hours on this and am happy with the results. Although, it's a bit small so i'm probably just going to sit it on my desk instead of hanging it. I really love the old/rustic look of it and will probably try another on a larger scale.
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Woodworking Contest 2017