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document updated 6 years ago, on Nov 22, 2017
This is a sign that reads:
Jill of all
master of some

Where each letter of "TRADES" has been rendered using a different tradeskill:

T copper soldering copper pipe soldered to a tee
R wood carving prismatic letter [1] [2] [3] with some carved texture going straight down the slope
Or make it mostly flat, with some carved texture [1] [2]
A wood joinery finger joints at the three vertices of the "A"; the wood should be contrasting colors to hilight the joint
D plastic bending and coping bend the right half, then cope it, and glue it to the left half
maybe later — wrap the plastic in leather, and sew with a baseball stitch, although this would require me to stretch the leather [1] [2]
E steel welding square tube, mitered and welded
S steel blacksmithing square bar, formed into a classic blacksmithed S-hook, with a twist in the middle (pic)

Maybe later — the "Jill of all" text could be rendered via hand-carved signage.

The letters "R" and "D" don't naturally adhere to any specific technique. So, there are quite a few options for those that I can pick-n-choose from:

wood carving hand-carve the letter, with some relief
leather stitching leather that's stretched over a form (probably wood) and sewn with a fancy stitch
steel sheet metal techniques sheet metal that's been connected with home-made rivets, shaped like the sides of 3D sign lettering (But don't complete the face of the letter)
aluminium casting aluminium that has been melted and cast (using green sand) into the shape of a letter
stone mason carving hand-carved lettering
paper quilling Sabeena Karnik's work is beautiful (though each piece takes 60+ hours of work, first sketching, then coloring, then recreating with strips)
concrete casting concrete that's been cast into the shape of a letter
copper embossing [1]
leather carving/tooling [1]

Compared to my other "hackerspace merit badges", this one requires comparatively less work to complete. Each trade-skill requires only work on one letter, instead of an entire word or entire piece.