Finished Saw Blade Sign

I have a small bin of used saw blades.

Old saw blade before being cleaned.
Old saw blade before being cleaned.

I tried my hand at painting a sign on a saw blade. I prepared the used blade here and gave some details on my method and products here.

My design for "Bespoke Rope Belts"
My design for “Bespoke Rope Belts”

I made a full-size design on paper and then transferred it to the blade with carbon paper.

The liquid white goes on easily but also smudges.
The liquid white goes on easily but also smudges.

 

After the paint sets up I'll give it a second and may third coat.
After the paint set up I gave it a second coat.

SawBlade

Although not yet totally dry I presented the saw blade to our friend and originator of the rope belt idea.

I enhanced the rope design with some hash marks.
I enhanced the rope design with some hash marks.

When the liquid white is well-dried I might clean the edges up with a razor blade.

We spent much of Saturday using "bespoke" in a sentence.
We spent much of Saturday using “bespoke” in a sentence.

Oh, yeah! I’ve got another one planned.

Do you do a fun craft? Does it have to be slick when you’re finished?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Finished Saw Blade Sign”

  1. wow, so cool! love how you did the rope – beautiful. the only crafty project i have planned is to build mobiles this winter. i have all the supplies. just need some quiet down time.

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