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John Smith

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#1 posted 09-22-2020 11:47 AM

thanks for the update – you gotta watch those routed signs !!
I started out just like you. I had a Marlin 1:1 pantograph and was turning out
some pretty good work. albeit they all looked the same.
then, I developed my freehand skills and 15 years later, I had a fully staffed
sign shop with six employees.
but, luckily for me, I was in an area that wanted wood signs and I could deliver.
so if this is something you really want to perfect your skills in, you need to
get away from the templates and practice. you can make vertical sign patterns
on paper with your computer and printer ~ then freehand the routing.
many good videos on YouTube on how to do that.
practice practice practice and you will get there.
all the best,
John

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