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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Member Projects => Topic started by: jobsworth on January 14, 2022, 03:39 PM

Title: Mesquite Sign With Mesquite Poles
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2022, 03:39 PM
I live in the sticks no street lights on my dirt road so I made this sign to put my address will add a solar light.

I was fortunate when i was in the UK Festool they were selling a festool pole building kit with augers forstner bits even a nice tape measure, folding rule buts etc etc. i had the opportunity to use on this project. Thats why I bought it because i knew id be doing alot of out door projects this is the first one. So here is a couple of photos of it after I put the second coat of finish on it.

Oh BTW the place I bought the mesquite poles also puts together kits gazebos etc etc he recommended some finish by messemer (the brand) he swears by it . Comes in different colors I chose a natural he claims its the best he knows for the Az sun/ heat.

Ill post more photos after I put it in and add the numbers /solar lights etc.

Oh and the poles are 4" wide and 6' long to give yas a idea of the size
Title: Re: Mesquite Sign With Mesquite Poles
Post by: Crazyraceguy on January 14, 2022, 05:42 PM
Painting on the numbers? Routing them in?
Title: Re: Mesquite Sign With Mesquite Poles
Post by: Peter Halle on January 14, 2022, 07:57 PM
If you are routing them or even painting your address, etc. you can get reflective beads to sprinkle on the wet paint to make them stand out at night.

Something like this:  Reflective beads (https://www.amazon.com/Retroreflective-Reflective-Spheres-Traffic-Paint-Arts/dp/B08466BZY4/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1OFYL8KL4CQVI&keywords=reflective+glass+beads+for+traffic+paint&qid=1642208118&sprefix=reflective+glass+beads%2Caps%2C72&sr=8-7)

They work.  I might even have some to send if you are interested my friend.

Peter
Title: Re: Mesquite Sign With Mesquite Poles
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2022, 10:18 PM
going to to this Mexican import place and get some decorative tile from Mexico with numbers for our address. Might get a metal france for them to.


@Peter Halle
good to see ya posting again
Title: Re: Mesquite Sign With Mesquite Poles
Post by: David on January 15, 2022, 04:42 PM
I have a little mesquite I haven't done anything with, yet. Does it do well in the outdoor weather like cedar might?
Title: Re: Mesquite Sign With Mesquite Poles
Post by: jobsworth on February 13, 2022, 05:39 PM
@David,
Im in Az so mesquite is native here it should do fine for this weather