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SWAT Eagle Sign

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Block Cop

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Block Cop
Indiana

General Information

I designed this sign for my fellow SWAT operators. This is made from Solid Red Oak. I utilized the ribbon from the “Pro Design Library” to add the name ribbon on top and bottom. I used the “Shapes Tool” to add the circle and other background. The Image of the SWAT Emblem was purchased off Etsy.

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1. Prepare Wood

10 minutes

Use Red Oak board cut to size:
22″ × 29.5″×.75″
(Glue up several pieces if necessary)

Sand to 220 Grit
Raise the grain (spray with thin coat of water)
Sand again to 220 Grit

Add Oramask Vinyl to Front Side

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2. Carve "2 Stage Carve"

480 minutes

Rough Pass – 1/8" End Mill
Feed Rate: 46.8 in/min
Plunge Rate: 9 in/min
Depth Per Pass: 0.0625 in

Detail Bit – 60 Degree V-Bit
Feed Rate: 52 in/min
Plunge Rate: 9 in/min
Depth Per Pass: 0.0625 in

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3. Carve outer shape

26 minutes

Cut out using: 1/8" End Mill
Feed Rate: 46.8 in/min
Plunge Rate: 9 in/min
Depth Per Pass: 0.0625 in

4

4. Key Holes

10 minutes

Flip piece and add Key Holes in Back

Use Key Hole Bit: 3/8" Diameter

5

5. Clean Up

30 minutes

Clean up using sand paper (220 Grit) and small carving tools

Be sure to tape around edge if you don’t want it painted.

6

6. Pre-Seal

15 minutes

3 coats on front prior to painting:

I use the following:
Minwax – Waterbased – Polycrylic – Clear Satin
(30 minutes between coats)

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7. Paint

15 minutes

1 – 2 coats of spray paint:

I use the following:
Rust Oleum – 2x Ultra Cover – Paint & Primer – Satin Canyon Black

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8. Round over edge

10 minutes

Route outer edge with 1/4" round over bit

9

9. Peel off Oramask

15 minutes

Peal off Oramask (using small Exacto knife if needed.)

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10. Finish Sanding

20 minutes

Sand exposed wood front and back

Using 220 grit

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11. Clean before sealing

10 minutes

Blow off dust

Wipe down with damp micro-fiber rag

12

12. Seal with Polycrylic

15 minutes

3 coats front and back

I use the following:
Minwax – Waterbased – Polycrylic – Clear Satin
(30 minutes between coats)

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13. FINISHED!

Let dry and you are done!

Glenn Watson
Are you willing to make one for a different agency ? If so, what would you charge ?? Gwatson@hallcounty.org
Glenn Watson