Tuesday, August 17, 2004

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: Day 2

Glue-Up



The next step for a carved, wooden sign is for all of the individual boards to be glued together with a special outdoor adhesive (that is the "Ooze" that you see in the picture). (Don't worry, wooden boats are made with this stuff, and if it is good enough for them, it is good enough for us!)

We use the pipe-clamps that you see in the picture to pull the boards together and keep them straight and even. The glued-up board then sits for 12-24 hrs before the pipe-clamps come off and you have a rough board for the sign.

This sign is a good sized one. It will measure 61" x 96". We do both large and small here, right now we have another carved sign we are working on for a homeowner, that weighs in at 6" x 11.5"