Welcome to Make Something with me, David Picciuto, and today we’re going to make this super-fun and easy felt-board sign. Stick around and see how we do it. Today’s video is sponsored by: If you subscribe to my second channel, Make Something 2, you may have seen the blog where Eric and I go to the antique store and while at the antique store, we came across this menu board. So I’m going to use this as inspiration for today’s project. I made a test piece here on my table saw ran a few grooves: I thought this would be the way to go; and then insert some felt in there. Turns out that that groove made by the table saw blade is still too wide, and it doesn’t hold the piece. SO, instead, what we’re going to do is we’re going to cut a whole bunch of little thin strips. So then we can make that groove any size that we want to fit our little pieces. So I have this 1/8″ piece of maple here that I’m going to cut into 16″ wide pieces and then turn them around and then rip them into small little pieces of wood board. Looks like each piece is about 3/16’s of an inch. Got this piece of masonite here. I’m going to use this as the backing-board. Gonna cut it to the rough size here on the table saw. So after a couple of failed attempts, I think I found the way to actually glue these up: I’m going to do them in gangs of five. I have my pieces here with spacers in between them, and I’m just going to run beads of glue in here and glue it down. Take these spacers out. All the spacers are is just these guys doubled-up so I can grab them out of there. Eric and I are developing a faster way of gluing this up. Putting our spacers in, and what we’re doing is we’re just dumping the glue in there like this: (David blows) and blow it into the cracks. Alright, last set here. Where all of the spacers were, I’m just going to run some glue in there. Just let it seap into the cracks. Alright, we’ll let that dry, then we’ll clean up these edges, and then we’ll start sticking the felt in there. So we’re going to cut a piece of some felt that’s oversized, and we’re just going to pinch it in there. uh, probably do one, one row at a time, throw a little bit of glue in there Dude… I dunno. I think it’ll be eaiser to cut it to the exact width than try to cut it down to width after it’s inserted in there. I ‘on’know…. I mean somebody will let me know in the comments down below that I’m doing this wrong. What do you think: spray adhesive or glue, super glue? [Eric] Spray adhesive. Alright, let’s give it a shot. So I had the brilliant idea of … using a butter knife instead… [Loud throat clear off screen…] I, uh, uh, Eric had the brilliant idea of using a butter knife. There we go: look at that! I’d like to take a second to talk to you about today’s sponsor, and that is GraphicStock. GraphicStock has the largest unlimited download library of graphics photos, vectors, and images on the internet. Most websites charge per image or graphic, and can cost up to as much as $30 each and those costs add up quickly. With GraphicStock, you get unlimited downloads with your membership. Viewers of this show get a free seven-day trial in which you can download 140 free pieces of content. You can also sign-up for their annual plan which is $99 for unlimited access to over 300,000+ images and graphics All memberships come with a 100% royalty-free agreement, and this means that you cannot get sued by the copyright holders for use, and you can use the content in your commercial projects. Go to graphicstock.com/youtube or click in the link in the description box below to get your exclusive 7-day free trial to GraphicStock. Alright, so here’s how I’m using GraphicStock in today’s project. I’m going to fancy-up my frames with some corners here. I went to GraphicStock, I did a search for borders and corners and came up with these vectors right here. I downloaded it, I modified it a little bit to my needs in Illustrator, so I wouldn’t have any small, thin lines. I then sent it to my laser-cutter to cut this out of a veneer and then we’re going to glue this to the frame once we get the frame made. I thought it would also be fun to do a search for “faces” and I found some that I like. I printed them out, I then used some spray adhesive to attach them to a thin piece of wood, and then cut out all the parts on the band saw. I added a little bit of velcro on the back and it attaches easily to this felt board. So check this out: everyday I can change the mood of the face on how I’m feeling. Isn’t that fun?? It’s time to build a frame for this guy and finish this up. Here we go! Alright, there it is. That was super-fun and awesome, right? The letters in here are from the board that came from the antique store. They fit in there just fine. I also got some of these letters here from Amazon. They’re smaller, you can get a lot more in there. As you can see, they don’t fit in there as well, but they will work. Yeah! Super-cool. These letters, there’s definitely a tighter fit, they also work in this board here So the plan is this board is going to get permanently hung up top here I think we’re going to make this all a bookshelf and I’m going to have all of my books and magazines back here. And then I will have secret messages to you guys, my top Patreon supporters, uh, fun little, fun little, maybe some hidden things on there. The middle part is going to be removed, and I’m going to have my logo here. Don’t know when that project is going to be, soon enough I suppose, I’ll probably reclaim the wood that’s here. This is just like the tongue-and-groove board. And use that to make the shelf that’s going back here. Pretty happy with this: I’m not sure where this is going to go. This is probably going to go in my office. I would like to thank GraphicStock for supporting this video. I used their website to make these fun little face graphics here. Hee-hee-hee I like that. I got some eyebrows, Can change up the face. Even just moving the eyebrows around a little bit changes the mood of it. Got, got a different mouth here. Grrrr!!! “I love makin’ GRRRR” Alright, so that’s fun. So, uh, once again there will be a link down in the description for your free 7-day trial for GraphicStock. I would like to thank this week’s top Patreon supporters and that’s Derrick Jacobson, Jonathan J. Katz Moses, Chet Forester, Timothy Allen, and Nathan Berdick. If you would like to find out how you can support me, visit Patreon.com/picciuto Also, at my website at makesomething.tv I have signed copies of both of my books available. as well as some T-shirts and some sweatshirts. That is it folks. Thank you for watching. 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