The kids in the San Jose school district ruined the Bathroom Pass!
They scraped off the paint to turn it into "DAT ASS". :)
I won't even snap a picture of what they wrote on the backside.
As you may recall, I was helping a San Jose high school teacher who
needed a large bathroom pass so that she could insure (a) that only
one student left the room at a time, and (b) it was clear to everyone
what they were doing at all times, and (c) it was clear from a glance
from anywhere in the classroom that a student was out with the pass,
and (d) the pass didn't get easily lost or misplaced by the students.
I had never routed anything, so, I chose to use spray-paint stencils.
The stencil kit I bought was too large, so, I then printed the fonts:
I had then cut the letters out and reinforced them with clear tape:
Then I spray painted the letters onto a spare yard-long pine board:
It wasn't pretty, but, it seemed (at first) to do the job for her:
But, one by one, the kids scraped off the letters to spell DAT ASS:
And, they carved and wrote gang graffiti on the back of the board.
So, I sanded off the carvings, and then spray painted the whole thing
black (to discourage graffiti), and put the original printed template
back on the board:
I then routed (is that a verb?), by hand, the letters, 3/8" deep:
I was actually very surprised I could route along the stencil fonts:
The result isn't all that pretty, but here is what it looked like:
After sanding and cleaning it up a bit, it looked like this:
The letters, with only one pass of the router, were pretty rough:
Let's see what the little San Jose vandals do with this new attempt!
(ideas always welcome)