Introduction: How to Make a Wood Sign With a Craftsman Router

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Adambowker98 (author)2012-07-08

How did you do the border? It looks great!

Dr. Ew (author)2012-02-07

How did you get the trim on the edge/boarder of the board before you started the tracing?

Mrballeng (author)2011-05-10

Are you a professional sign maker? Your work is amazing.

shinycarguy (author)2010-12-23

I do belive there 1/4 inch shank bits, The smaller bit is a 1/4 inch shank with a 1/8" tip and the bigger one is a 1/4" shank with a 1/4" tip, these bits are good for removing wood for designs and lettering, I have tried the V grove bits with different angles for lettering and I really don't like them as much as the bit I used in this video for lettering

shinycarguy (author)2010-12-01

Thats funny I did that music on my Keyboard......

CaseyCase (author)2010-12-01

Nice porno soundtrack!

shinycarguy (author)2010-12-01

I never really used a router table, it kinda scared me. If you are burning wood that means your going to slow. I never used a speed controller before, I'm not sure if I know what that is. The bits I was using you should be able to get them any where. I will see what sizes they are and post that. Routing signs is a new hobby for me so I guess just practice as much as you can. Good Luck

PS118 (author)2010-12-01

Way cool! U got the mad skillz!!!

Just curious what advice do you have for a router noob? I have a Craftsman router, but even clamped to a router table the thing tends to yank things away from me, bust out corners, or just burn the wood.

Do I maybe need one of those speed controller boxes or something?

Also, where do you get those cool tiny little bits? I haven't seen anything under 1/4 inch diameter in the stores around here. :/

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