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  1. #1
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    Smile my homemade stenciles : )

    well they aren't perfect, but they were cheap !! i used thick card stock 8'' X 11" put it in the printer and microsoft office helped with the stencil letters ect. put a bee outline on the top of the farm name and cut it out with an exacto knife. went to the dollar store and picked up a self adhesive lamination covering for the stencil and recut it and this is what came out.


    Ben

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    Very nice looking job to me Ben!
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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    Nice!!

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    good job

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    Thank you all for the kind words : )

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    Very nice

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    [QUOTE=Ben Little;829714]well they aren't perfect, but they were cheap !! i used thick card stock 8'' X 11" put it in the printer and microsoft office helped with the stencil letters ect. put a bee outline on the top of the farm name and cut it out with an exacto knife. went to the dollar store and picked up a self adhesive lamination covering for the stencil and recut it and this is what came out.
    Well done - I did something similar, not as neat ( limited patients!) using an old X-ray film rather then card . It works.

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    Nice job! Ben.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    Ben

    Looks really good.

    Very good for honest people who may want to identify your hives for some reason. A new paint job or sanding will remove your branding.

    If you want to stand a chance of recovering your hives from less than honest people, and indent gives you a better chance; hence branding with a hot iron or routing.

    Geoff

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    It is very pretty, but I have a suggestion. You can go into the craft store and get uncut plastic for stenciling. The have two types, the mylar (not so good for your job) and blue plastic. These clean up nicely (oven cleaner spray works wonders on the thoroughest stuff) and last for a while. I'm actually going to make some for myself.
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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    Looks Great!! You gave me an idea for another project that I will most likely never get to. The only thing I would think about adding is a phone number.

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    Default Re: my homemade stenciles : )

    Cute! nice idea.....just have to find the TIME!

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