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Offline deepcreek

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What's Your Sign?
« on: July 09, 2018, 12:21 AM »
We installed some new signage in the shop today. They're a nice reminder of what we're all about.

« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 12:24 AM by deepcreek »
Joe Adams
TimberFire Studio
Houston, Texas

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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: What's Your Sign?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 07:53 AM »
Very nice sign  [big grin]

But man get some dust on the bench  [wink]

P.S. Glad to see that your electrical outlet is installed on the right way.
Mario

Offline deepcreek

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Re: What's Your Sign?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 08:53 AM »
@Mario Turcot

That's funny!  I cleaned the sawdust off the bench right before I took the photo.

Thanks for the complement on the sign. 

It's a beautiful piece of wormy Texas Mesquite with stainless steel glass standoffs and a frosted acrylic panel.
Joe Adams
TimberFire Studio
Houston, Texas

http://www.facebook.com/timberfire

Offline deepcreek

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Re: What's Your Sign?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 12:16 AM »
We hung another sign in our shop today. This one is from my father's (Joe Adams) saw sharpening business in the early-1970's. It was located in a small portable building outside Bill Overly's Equipment Rentals in Bellaire, Texas. The sign was hand made by his good friend, Gene Andrews, who was a professional sign painter.

As a young boy, I spent many a weekend "helping" Dad as the sparks flew in those cramped quarters. After he closed his small business and rejoined the workforce, he continued sharpening at night in our garage for all the local hardware stores. We would make the rounds to up to twenty little stores every Saturday picking up dull saws, knives, scissors and garden tools and dropping off the ones that he had sharpened after work during the week. This went on for 25 years until the big box stores eventually put all the mom & pop locations out of business.

My father loved to joke that he could sharpen anything but a dull marriage. He once told me that his part time sharpening money put all three of his kids through college. Thank you, Dad. I miss you every day.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2018, 12:19 AM by deepcreek »
Joe Adams
TimberFire Studio
Houston, Texas

http://www.facebook.com/timberfire

Offline jroth33139

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Re: What's Your Sign?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 05:06 AM »
Nice story behind that sign. Good to have a reminder of him, I am sure. Thanks for sharing.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: What's Your Sign?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 09:22 AM »
We hung another sign in our shop today. This one is from my father's (Joe Adams) saw sharpening business in the early-1970's.

Great story. A reminder of what made America great.
While I am a reluctant shopper at big box stores, I find them dreadful.
Tim

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: What's Your Sign?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 09:40 AM »
A few streets in our neighborhood were being renamed, so I snagged this sign before they changed it.  Fits me well  [wink]


Offline deepcreek

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Re: What's Your Sign?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 09:47 AM »
@Dick Mahany  Desperado - I love it!

Great labeling on that Systainer stack.
Joe Adams
TimberFire Studio
Houston, Texas

http://www.facebook.com/timberfire

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: What's Your Sign?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 07:09 AM »
Great story Joe, thanks for sharing.
Mario