Recently my Homeright paint sprayer broke down in the middle of a project, which caused a little bit of a scramble to finish. I have to say it has been a very reliable sprayer and great results for various projects. But it is fairly expensive and I needed something quick, so I ordered the HVLP […]
Hello friends , I have finally recovered from being sick for about a week and have finished a special sign project.
One thing you learn when your woodworking is the ability to adapt and change your techniques on the fly.
This latest project was to make a special memorial sign for a friends dog that was in an accident and had to be put to sleep.
This project started as a router idea but that quickly changed due to the fine detail that i wanted to put into the sign. Using the router was not going to be efficient.
- The first step was to get a good picture of their dog for the sign.
In order for me to transfer this image to the wood i had to do some editing and change this picture into a high contrast image.
I used Photoshop to edit out the color and turn it into a simple line art. After my first editing attempt the picture was not exactly how i wanted it but i was able to set up the rest of the picture.
I used MS Publisher to create the layout for my sign project.
I found some scrap wood that i used for other projects and used the Kreg Jig to marry three pieces of wood together.
I was proceeding as i did the first time when i was using my router to make the sign by spraying the back of the paper to the wood. But my attempts on doing it this way didn’t work. As you can see trying to router the dog was not going to be the easiest thing to do.
So after a couple attempts i had to come up with another way to make this sign. That’s when i went to Pinterest and found info on transferring images from plain copy paper to wood using nothing but a wood burner.
Here is the link i found that helped me to complete my sign .. http://www.instructables.com/id/Transferring-Images-to-Wood/
As a finishing touch I also wood burned the sign when i finish transferring the image of the dog.