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Make a Street Address Sign

Use this technique to make wood signs for your home or business to indicate address, direction, or entry. Tip: You can also carve away the outside of the letters or numbers for a raised-letter effect.

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Step 1

Stain board with your favorite color of wood stain, let dry. Apply layer of varnish over entire sign, let dry. Using a pencil and a template, transfer your street address to the board.

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Step 2

Use the Dremel 8100 and a 191 high speed cutter to carve out the numbers to a uniform depth.

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Step 3

Sand and clean carved areas with 511 abrasive buff.

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Step 4

Paint address numbers a contrasting color to the wood and let dry. Mount as required.

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Varnish brush

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