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Picketing sign assembly instructions

Wayne Whitney, 14 Nov 1996

Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Wayne Whitney - Picketing sign assembly instructions
Date: 14 Nov 1996 06:26:15 GMT
Organization: AOL
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Hi Everyone,

I recently made a new and improved picketing sign. The last one was effective but this one is SO much better. I made these modifications based on weaknesses that I encountered with my old sign. I thought some of you might be interested, especially if you plan to picket this December 7th. This one is light weight but VERY strong and easy to handle. I can hold it way up high for hours on end without getting tired or having it flop around or bend in the wind.



  1. Cut cardboard ( 22"W x 14"H) with the grain going horizontally.
  2. Cut two strips of cardboard ( 2 1/4"W x 22"H ) with the grain vertical. Width should be adjusted for YOUR particular grip.
  3. Cut two pieces of posterboard for your actual writing surfaces.
  4. Glue the handles onto each side of the 22" x 14" cardboard. Be sure to glue the 'handle' parts together as well. I used rubber bands around the handle part to keep them together while drying. Staple handles to cardboard for extra strength. Let dry.
  5. While your glue is drying write your message on your writing surfaces. ( I took my time with this part. I carefully planned, measured out and then traced my lettering in pencil first. Once my lettering was just the way I wanted it I darkened it all with my magic marker. I wanted my sign to look neat but I think ANY dark lettering would be just as effective.)
  6. Pinch together the edges of the handle. This will make it easier and much more comfortable to hold for long periods of time.
  7. Wrap the handle with packaging tape making sure that the edges stay pinched together. Wrap the upper part of the handle as well for extra strength.
  8. Staple the posterboards to your sign.


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