Oregon Sign

I saw a sign similar to this when I was watching Make a Wood Sign when Eric was sharing pictures of what other folks have made. So I put this together!!!

This sign making thing, man am I hooked. I did start a little intarsia though, so I am dabbling in both!!!

Isaiah 52:7 (NCV) How beautiful is the person who comes over the mountains to bring good news, who announces peace and brings good news, who announces salvation and says to Jerusalem, “Your God is King.”

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Three Signs, and a 4th

I was asked to review a few products from Arteza so I thought I would make some welcome signs and use the products when I make the signs! One of the products is self adhesive vinyl. I have a Cricut vinyl cutter machine and I have been wanting to make some signs using vinyl lettering. I have boring black vinyl in a roll, so this was awesome to get 42 12×12 sheets of all different colors from Arteza! So I used the vinyl from Arteza and cut the letters myself so that all the signs would be the same font. I also make a 4th sign using the Cricut just to see how it would look! The other signs were made from routering and scrolling. I used the paint brushes from Arteza to touch up areas where the black paint got sanded off, and I also used the brushes to clean off the overflow of glue. The brushes worked great for the touch up painting but were a bit too small to clean the glue up quickly. I finished everything off with walnut danish oil and I like them!

Here is a link for Arteza.

Here are links for the vinyl and brushes I used:

Arteza Self Adhesive Vinyl 12X12″ – Assorted Colors (42 Sheets)

Arteza-Detail Paint Brush (Set of 15)

Here are the verses, one on the back of each sign 🙂 :

Hebrews 13:2 NCV Remember to welcome strangers, because some who have done this have welcomed angels without knowing it.

Rom 12:3 NCV Share with God’s people who need help. Bring strangers in need into your homes.

1 Peter 4:9 ESV Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Romans 15:7 ESV Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.


Making a Shower Bench

We wanted a little bench in our shower in our place in Prineville. We thought we could use the left over tiles and make one ourselves!!!  Husband built a box and covered it with concrete board. Then I used left over tiles not only from the house in Prineville but also from the house in Newport and covered the shower bench. I grouted everything, put a sealer on it, and then it was ready to go into the shower. Husband was able to move it even though it was really heavy, and now the shower has a shower bench for when we get really old. 🙂


Routered Navy Sign

I found a picture that I thought would look really cool as a routered sign. I had some friends in mind, a husband and wife who were both in the Navy, and I was making this for them. This is the biggest and most colorful sign I have made so far. I used the profile bit, the SC-50 bit for the little inset words, a round nose bit, and a flat ended bit to change something I wasn’t liking. I used acrylic paint for the colors and black primer. I had a lot of fun making this sign!

Learn how to make signs: Dave Rhoten

Supplies for making signs: Make a Wood Sign

Baby Dragon Intarsia

I’ve been itching to do an intarsia so I purchased a stained glass pattern of a baby dragon and used the pattern to make one! I used poplar, yellow heart, and myrtlewood. I also used ebony for the pupil and Oregon lilac for the reflection in the pupil. I learned a new way to do the light reflection in the eye by drilling a hole and sharpening a piece of wood into a point, like a pencil, and placing it into the little hole. So I tried it for the first time on this dragon! It worked out really well!!! I also tried using colored toner to transfer my logo and it worked out well too!!! This little project satisfied my intarsia itch by only making it itchier! Onto more intarsia!!!


Trim Router Base Plate for Freehand Routing, How I Made Mine

Since I started using my trim router to make signs people told me I really needed to put a base plate on my router. The base plates will help steer the router better which not only relieves stress on the hands but helps you do a better job too! I happened to have all of the supplies I needed to make a base, so instead of ordering one, and waiting, I made one! The first one I made I cracked and glued back together so I could use it. Also, the screw heads were not flush with the base so they scratched my projects until I put tape over them. This all worked for a short time, but then it broke apart again where I had cracked it. So, since a lot of folks have asked me about my router base I decided to make a new one and show everyone how I did it. Plexiglass is spendy, so if you don’t want to make your own you can buy a trim router base plate from Make A Wood Sign. They sell a bunch for different models, so they may have one for your router.

Here is a link so you can check them out!   Make A Wood Sign Trim Router Base Plates 

Routered Beaver Sign

I made an Oregon State University Beaver sign by routering and then painting. This is the first sign I have painted and boy was it a challenge!!! I learned some tricks to hide boo boos by using a sharpie marker 🙂 In this video I try using lacquer thinner to transfer my logo and verse to the back, but it didn’t work out so well. Maybe I oughtta try it again sometime. I am not sure if I will, but I know I will definitely do some more painting on signs!!!

2 Peter 3:9 But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives.

Routered Believe Sign

I had another printing of the Believe sign I had made earlier, this time I made it bigger and had glued it to a board all ready for the scroll saw. Then, since I have learned this router technique for making signs, I thought it would be cool to try and router this sign instead. I also use the SC-50 router bit for the first time to inset the lettering for the verse. I need to practice a bunch more but I sure am enjoying making signs!!!

Acts 16:31 Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.


New Cy’s Corner Sign!!!

We had some cut offs from the Red Alder table we made so I thought it would be cool to make a new Cy’s Corner sign. So I transferred my logo to the wood and then routered around everything with the profile bit. Then I removed the bulk with a straight bit and painted the house, sun, and background. I put a verse on the back, and I need to put this verse on a plaque in my shop because it is really a goal to work the best I can on projects. I sanded it all up and sprayed everything with a glossy clear acrylic.

Colossians 3:23 (NCV)  In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people.

OPP and Stickers, February 6, 2018


Hello!!! I am sharing projects from Don Ogle, Gary Deans, Jorg, Kurt Tuttle, Lori Scott, Owen Morse, Terry Krauter, and Mike Turner. I also add some more stickers to the sticker map! Wood Turning with Paul Lockwood, Artisan Pirate, DanEngeWood sent me a replacement sticker, and Jack Bench Woodworking with Charlie Kocourek! I enjoy seeing and sharing others’ projects, if you would like me to share one of yours send me an email or message through the socials. I would also love to sticker swap, please send a sticker and I will send one of mine back to you! 

I provided links to those who have links to their socials, they can be found in the description box of the OPP YouTube video. Just click on the button that says to watch on YouTube 🙂