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Posts by Doug

Installing a double post

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Instructions for your double post installation: It is important that you follow these instructions for relatively easy installation. 1…At the location that you want the sign placed, dig two post holes, atappropriate distance or space between post, making sure that the holes are parallel to the direction you intend the sign to face. Post hole diggers usually create holes approximately 6 inches in diameter. If you indicated that you wanted the signs to be 72″ off the ground. You will need to dig the post holes approximately 2 ft deep in order for there to be no chance of post being...

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Hanging a Sign with Keyholes

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most of our signs have Keyholes installed in the back of the sign. The following will help you hang your sign…. !..measure the distance between the narrow part of the keyhole on one edge (2nd & 3rd picture) 2..transfer that measurement to your wall (or post) by making a mark on the wall and then a second mark at the measured distance. It helps to use a leveling tool to keep these holes at equal heights from the floor. 3..Using plastic anchors available from any home store…drill a hole per the size of the anchor. If you find resistance…stop. you have hit a...

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Mounting and installing a posted sign.

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people want their sign mounted to a post. Signs with keyhole can be easily attached to posts in much the same way as hanging the sign on a wall. (you can refer to our post on keyhole slots) To install the post in the ground….dig a post hole…typical post hole digger creates a 6 inch round hole. make the hole at least 1/3 plus a little for bedding rock, the depth of the entire length of post.. (a three foot post would be buried 1 foot. Now drop into the hole.. 3/4 rock or gravel about two or three inches…Then place the post and then back fill with rock/gravel making...

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How Do I Refinish My Sign

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How do I refinish my sign. It is sad but true, some day, you will have to refinish your sign to give it the just made look. Be it an outdoor sign facing the elements or indoors with to much sun through the window, there comes a time to decide. If you do nothing, eventually, the finish will flake off and the wood will start to grey out. This process takes a few years but it will happen unless you refinish. At Dougswoodsigns.com….we use a few different finishes and over the years have changed products. We use to do a lot of shows and needed a fast drying finish for the waiting customers so we...

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How Do I Do That…Vol 3

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How Do I Do That Vol 3 Hello again from dougswoodsigns.com….Now that you have a router picked out to do your free hand carving, it’s time to look at the router bits I use to create the various fonts and art work that I use on my custom wooden signs. I have been surprised to find that some carvers only use one or two bits. A local carver told me once that all his work is done with a straight cut bit. His work is nice, for sure. What caught my attention was the limited amount of variation that could be produced with only one router bit carving a handcrafted wood sign. When I first...

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