Where Do Big Wooden Letters Come From?

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Have you guys checked out the newest products in our Etsy shop?  One of my favorites is the wooden letters!  Last week I gave you a little bit of background on all the newest products here and  today I thought I would give a little behind the scenes sneak peek at what goes into making some of our products.  Also if you follow us on Instagram you already know I got a NEW toy – a 16″ Scroll Saw!  I spent all weekend playing and have almost completely changed how I am now making a lot of the new products but I thought you would enjoy it anyways!

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

For most of the products I make I create templates that I can use over and over again but for this custom order I simply traced the “B” by using a projector.

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

Ah life before the scroll saw meant that I enlisted the help of a big daddy band saw which wasn’t bad for larger non curvy projects but wasn’t good for sharp corners!

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

Sharper turns meant the jig saw got some action too.

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

Ever wonder how to cut out the inside of shapes?  All you have to do is drill a small hole, place the blade inside and go from there!

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

Making super smooth lines are easy with a flush trim router bit.  Those things are so cool!

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

There is a bushing on the top (or bottom) that rides along a template and the bit evens your cutting edge to the edge of your template.

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

Smoothing out all of our projects has been so easy with Jeremy’s new toy from Christmas!  That sander is amazing!

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

Even though fancy tools are nice – there is no substitute for a good ‘ol hand sanding.

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

I love hand sanding.  I know it sounds silly but it’s almost therapeutic for me so rest assured…any product you receive from jRoxDesigns will be SUPER smooth!

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

I kinda of love woodworking…can you tell?  Yes…that is me hugging a big wooden letter 🙂

Wooden Letter Overview | jRoxDesigns

So there you have it.  A little sneak peek behind the scenes into an afternoon in the workshop.  Maybe once I get some time I’ll show you how my new scroll saw has changed my life! 🙂

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New Products in Etsy Shop AND Chalkboard Speech Bubble, Wooden Letter or Custom Sign Giveaway!!

One of my favorite things in the word is creating custom products for people!  I always love being able to take that far out idea someone has in their mind and making it into reality!  Last year one of my girlfriends asked me to make her a set of signs to welcome guests for her beach wedding and of course I gladly accepted! (Look familiar?  Check out all the photos I took from the wedding here)  She had looked around for a while and everything she found was brown, rustic and plain but her wedding colors were bright lime green and a deep blue!  She wanted something fun and colorful that didn’t look too out of place at their relaxed beach wedding.  All it took was a fun finish to create a weathered look while still keeping it bright!

Earlier this month my neighbor’s sister was getting married and she wanted to have an oversized letter to use for photos and hang up at the reception.  Ta-da!  I white washed this beauty and it looked fabulous on the big day!

Then I got to thinking that since wedding season is quickly approaching why not add these fun custom items to my Etsy shop for other brides to enjoy?  Then I thought how much fun would it be to add in those cute little chalkboard speech bubbles that I used for Emma Grace’s Valentine’s Day shoot?  The bubbles would be so much fun for not only an engagement, save the date or wedding photo shoot  but even for a photo booth at the reception!  Outside of weddings wouldn’t they be perfect for a big brother or sister make a BIG announcement for their mommy?!?  Just to clarify Emma Grace is NOT announcing anything for our family!!!  Sorry, but that sweet pea will always be the LITTLE sister!

So, to celebrate the new additions to the shop I thought a giveaway would be in order!  You tell me would you like to win

a Chalkboard Speech Bubble??

OR

a Medium 18″ Wooden Letter??

OR

a Custom Wedding Sign??

The giveaway starts today and runs through March 6, 2012 at 12am!  I will notify the winner via email as well as post it to the Facebook page!

GOOD LUCK!

Can’t wait for the giveaway to end?  You can check out all the newest products in the Wedding Accessories or Photo Prop section of the shop for purchase today!

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