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John Smith

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#1 posted 09-22-2020 08:53 PM

I started routing signs way before the CNC and plunge routers were popular.
so it is a personal choice of what you are comfortable with (and your budget).
and – just how far do you want to take your sign making “hobby”.
I made this quick sample this afternoon in soft white pine
I will make a project post maybe tomorrow as there are many photos of the process.
I used the spray glue of a paper pattern to the board, like all the videos on YouTube.
the type style is Comic Sans MS ~ just to demonstrate that you are not limited to any font.

this is the book that got me started in all this stuff.

although it is a vintage book, it offers some very good advice on router control,
design and fabrication of wood signs. there are many other books available for cheap – just google it.
it is available on Ebay for less than $5.


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