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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2015, 10:29 PM
Frankj3
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Welcome Jim!

I too aM fairly new to this great hobby. I run 2 different (but very similar) Craftsman routers and a Rigid Flush Trim router. I love the Rigid for letters. I use the Craftsman when I have a lot of material to remove. I'll set one up with one bit and the other with a different bit. Saves on set-up time.

I either print a copy of my sign and copy it onto the board using copy paper, or I use one of the many photo/ink transfer processes. The transfer process is my favorite.

Then I just trace the lines. Well, it's not THAT simple.....you need really good bits. I use the profile bit, 60 bit and 90 bits from Dave's Sign in Arizona. And their videos are a tremendous help. They explain things....sometime over and over.....but their processes are fantastic and easy to follow.

On YouTube look for Oldave100.

Good luck and have fun.

And lastly......POST SOME PICS!!!!

Frank

I may not know what I'm doing, but I am having fun doing it wrong!!

Happy Day Veterans!!
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