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Tait Leswing

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Tait Leswing from Inventables

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Make an address sign for your house, you’ll be the envy of your neighborhood.

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Material Description Price
Outdoor Mounting Tape

Outdoor Mounting Tape

1 in × 60 in roll of mounting tape

$6.97

Silver Metallic Acrylic Sheet

Silver Metallic Acrylic Sheet

Color: Silver, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Effect: Metallic, Opacity: Opaque, Thickness: 1/8 in, Thickness Tolerance: ± .05 in, Surface Finish 1: Matte non-glare (1 side), Surface Finish 2: Metallic

$21.49

Slow Bonding Extra Strength Glue - SLOW JET™

Slow Bonding Extra Strength Glue - SLOW JET™

2 ounce bottle

$11.99

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

1/16" Upcut Fish Tail Carving Bit

$8.49

Walnut

Walnut

6" × 12" × 1/2" Walnut

$6.99

$55.93
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Step 1: Wood Setup

Clamp your wood down as shown and put the 1/16" fishtail bit in your collet.

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Step 2: Open in Easel

Change the numbers, font spacing etc. until you have a design that you like. Select all of your design elements and make them “outline” cuts. For the wood piece we’ll be specifying an "inside’ path, that way we won’t see these cuts in the final piece. When you’re ready click “Carve” and follow Easel’s instructions.

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Step 3: Acrylic Setup

Now remove the walnut and clamp your acrylic down. The material has a shiny side and a matte side, choose which one you’d like to show on your sign and face it up.

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Step 4: Open the Second Workpiece

Open the second workpiece and customize the design to match what you made in on the first workpiece. We’re using an “outside outline” cut for this material. Double check that all of your design elements are the same size they were for the wood. When you’re ready to go click “Carve” and follow Easel’s instructions.

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Step 5: Oil the Wood

Grab the tung oil and wipe it on the wood. Try to use light coats and pull it with the grain of the wood. Let the oil dry for a half an hour before continuing on to the next step.

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Step 6: Assembly

All of the pieces are cut and we’re ready to assemble. Put the acrylic pieces on the wood without glue first just to check the fit. You should be able to cover up all of the lines you carved into the wood. When you feel confident in your layout you can start gluing the pieces together. Try to use a light bead of glue on the inside of your numbers, this way any excess glue will find its way into the trough you made in the wood. The glue should set in a few minutes.

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Step 7: Hang It Up!

When you’re ready to hang your sign grab the hanging tape that came in your kit and start putting it on the sign as shown. Peel off the red paper and press the sign where you’d like to hang it.

Dan Brown
To make the final alignment even easier, you could theoretically use a "fill" cut on your wood-side pieces to leave shallow pockets, then just drop the milled numbers into them for a quarter of their depth or so.
Dan Brown
Chris Gray
The "part 2" link does not work for me.
Chris Gray
Bruneau Fanor
Hi how do you do numbers please thanks
Bruneau Fanor
Bruneau Fanor
Hi how do you do numbers please thanks
Bruneau Fanor