DIY Road Signs

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Using a piece of metal, some tape, a few colors of enamel paint, nuts, bolts, epoxy and a bit of patience you can create your own road signs and display them.

First print out your message on lots of piece of paper. Then, cover your entire sheet of metal in tape. Tape the paper down to the metal and then carefully cut out each letter. You'll be cutting through two layers, so press hard. Then, peel off the tape and paper and you've got yourself a custom stencil. Simply paint, and then carefully remove the tape and you are ready to hang. Use some epoxy in addition to nuts and bolts when hanging your sign so that it stays up longer.

Choose your what you say and where you say it wisely as not everyone may think your sign is as useful as you do.



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    5 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I've been using your method for the past few years making all sorts of signs, thanks for posting this, oh and a easier way to cut the letters out is to use an exacto knive, I like using a $7 Walmart brand "precision knife set" found in the tool area of Walmart,


    7 years ago on Introduction

    wow i have a couple ideas for some signs gona make some


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