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Tips on getting started in electric woodcarving using flexible shaft power tools. Pattern for wheat sign included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1980 (v.58#1) pg. 30, 116

Happy camping for kids. (1) How to turn a fleece throw into a camp poncho with simulated camp patches. (2) Picture frame made from pieces of tree bark. (3) Nature bracelet is made from a ring of masking tape, sticky side out, and ornamented with nature finds collected during an outing. (4) Family camp banner. (5) Picaria game is played on squares drawn in the dirt using playing pieces like stones, pinecones, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1998 (v.76#6) pg. 237

Build a scrolling alphanumeric LED display. Individual character arrays can be linked together to show longer messages. Used in scrolling LED signs. Est. cost: $45 per character.
BYTE Apr 1984 (v.9#4) pg. 32

How to use burning and sandblasting to raise the grain of wood for use in decorative applications, such as signs or plaques.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1982 (v.5#8) pg. 10

Wood letters linked together to spell out "HARVEST". Fruit and leaf motifs add decoration.
CRAFTS Sep 1995 (v.18#9) pg. 48

Bucket of apples sign is painted on tin with a rustic crackle finish.
CRAFTS Sep 1996 (v.19#9) pg. 76, 51

Button Garden banner to cross-stitch features fenced-in flowers with button trims, leafy tendrils and a bottom row of hearts with button centers.
CRAFTS Aug 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 22, 47

Cross-stitch door signs for a kid's room have a dinosaur motif, the child's name and "Knock before entering."
CRAFTS Jul 1998 (v.21#7) pg. 74, 37

Let It S-N-O-W decorative sign. The letter O doubles as the body of a snowman that is dressed in a stocking cap and plaid neck scarf. A small sign "Let It" is held at the end of one of the stick arms.
CRAFTS Sep 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 30, 45

Three tavern signs to make. (1) Kempttown Brewery Greyhound, (2) Tingrith Swan and (3) Sign of the Cock.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #61 Feb 1978 (v.6#1) pg. 48

How to use a router and pantograph to make signs and wood carvings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 46

Routed signs. Use an overhead projector to transfer sign layouts to wood in preparation for routing. Includes tips on freehand routing.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 72

Tips on applying a finish to outdoor signs that will resist ultraviolet deterioration.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 31

Sandblasting wood to achieve clean, textured cuts. Ideal for signmaking.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 74

"Thank you for not smoking" sign worked in crewel embroidery.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1978 (v.187#5) pg. 190, 332

How to carve name signs for home or office. Covers tools, materials and techniques with special pointers about letters.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 78

Woodcrafts to make and sell. Successful craftsmen share their best-selling works. (1) Exotic-wood and burl boxes with unique shapes. (2) Cedar slab signs with letters routed then burned in. (3) Circular cherrywood clock with exotic wood plugs representing the numbers.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 66

How to make plaques and signs using simple photofabrication techniques. The process can be used to etch many materials, including metals and glass.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1978 (v.67#8) pg. 49

Making signs for a display involves photographing on 35mm litho film, then printing on large-format litho film instead of paper. Color can be added to the resulting graphic by using colored paper and laminating.
INDUSTRIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1987 (v.36#2) pg. 19

Woodburned tavern sign features a couple in horse-drawn sleigh.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1988 (v.33#7) pg. 46, 78

Bazaar banners made from felt. Patterns for banners that spell "BAZAAR", "GIFTS", "TOYS", and "WREATHS".
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1982 (v.2#5) pg. 12, 22, 44

Carving signs with router templates. Includes a layout of five templates for making every letter and every number with a router.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1966 (v.125#1) pg. 176

How to make signs with large block letters routed into wood. Letters and surface are finished in contrasting colors for better visibility.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1973 (v.202#1) pg. 99

Tips for making banners for clubs or sports teams.
QUILTING TODAY #16 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 51

Rustic redwood signs. How to make decorative wooden signs using freehand routing. Includes information on painting and finishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #15 Feb 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 36

Sign-making made easy. How to create designs and make them using a band saw and scroll saw. Includes patterns for alphabet, numbers, a woodplane, sailboat, apple and duck.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 40

Folk-art sign combines a semi-circular plaque, with a profile of a duck, goose or loon and the last name of the homeowner.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 34

Colonial-style sign features two turned spindles connecting a crest and finial top with curved bottom to form the framework that supports the signboard. Overall dimensions: 15" wide x 20" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 43

Tip: Make signs from fabric letters joined together and stuffed. Directons for the word "LOVE" are given.
WORKBASKET Feb 1983 (v.48#4) pg. 50

Knitted patch with "Luv You" in heart motifs is designed for loved ones to pin to bed pillows when they are apart.
WORKBASKET Feb 1988 (v.53#4) pg. 50

How to make Colonial signs.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1972 (v.28#3) pg. 54