Source for Guide Templets - Router Forums
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2017, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Phil
Posts: 1
 
Smile Source for Guide Templets

Does any one know of a source for "Inlay Templets"? I am particularly interested in small (2") letters & numbers. I have looked at Tarter Woodworking but they seem a little expensive. Just wondering if there are other known sources.

Thanks!

Phil
philmaas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-15-2017, 01:32 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Herb Stoops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Herb
Posts: 7,353
 
Default

Try Rockler or WoodCraft.
Herb
Herb Stoops is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2019, 02:59 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Country: United States
First Name: Mickey
Posts: 62
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by philmaas View Post
Does any one know of a source for "Inlay Templets"? I am particularly interested in small (2") letters & numbers. I have looked at Tarter Woodworking but they seem a little expensive. Just wondering if there are other known sources.



Thanks!



Phil


I have looked for these as well. No luck. Currently making my own stencil templates.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Mickeyfolse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2019, 09:51 AM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 13,835
 
DaninVan is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2019, 07:04 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 1,423
 
Default

If you're looking for templates that can be used to make both the recess and the piece to be inlaid, you may find that you'll need to make your own, Most of the available sets would give a letter/number that's kind of skinny given the offset between the template and the inlay guide bushing

inlay router guide bushing

If you find a letter/numeral style that you like, it should be pretty easy to make your own - use the template to draw the shape on a piece of paper and then draw a parallel line outside, distance would be the offset between the bushing and the bit. Glue the paper to a piece of hardboard and cutout using a coping saw or scroll saw. For characters with a lot of curves, it may be easier to cut out the inside shape on a piece of hardboard and then use your preferred method to draw the offset on another piece of hardboard and then cut out the internal shape.
tomp913 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-14-2019, 10:11 AM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 13,835
 
Default

Re Tom's suggestion; any sign shop that does vinyl type lettering should be able to make you pretty much any font style you want. I didn't say it would be inexpensive...
DaninVan is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 04:07 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Country: United States
First Name: Mickey
Posts: 62
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaninVan View Post
Re Tom's suggestion; any sign shop that does vinyl type lettering should be able to make you pretty much any font style you want. I didn't say it would be inexpensive...


Iím learning now that it will be either expensive, or time consuming. I just work a little at a time, and generally on whatever letters i need at the moment. Then when Iím bored i add more letters to the sets Iím making. Hopefully within a couple months Iíll have three or four letter sets of various fonts.

Iíve been printing the letters each on a single page regardless of its size. That way itís always printed in the same spot relative to the corner of the page. This makes it easier to transfer the design to the same spot on the wood, especially when some letters require more than one stencil card due either to size, or forming sharp points.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Mickeyfolse is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-04-2019, 04:37 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
First Name: N/a
Posts: 1
 
Default Quick way to make templates

If you make your own, there is a fast way to do it -- if you know Photoshop. You can make a set from any font / any size. Just type a letter at the right size, create a path outlining the letter, set the stroke of the path to the thickness that accounts for the offset needed, and print it. Transfer that printed letter to 1/4" ply template blank. For instructions on how to do it, go to
http://dmasterman.com/wood/
It might take 10 minutes or less to make the printout for a letter / digit, once you get the hang of it.
The site has examples of pretty complex inlays, as well. Here's one:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pupbox2.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	56.8 KB
ID:	373619  

DaninVan likes this.

Last edited by Cherryville Chuck; 09-04-2019 at 05:32 PM. Reason: inserted working link
dman2 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 11:55 AM
Registered User
 
CharleyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Charley
Posts: 1,985
 
Default

For making a few signs using one of my routers, my research settled on the lettering guides from Rockler. They snap together and then you tape the assembly to your work, positioning it to your satisfaction. Then a plunge router with a guide bushing is used to follow the lettering of this assembled template. Other brands of lettering templates required the use of a frame into which you place the letter templates, and this frame just got in the way for me. Using the interlocking letters from Rockler and tape to hold them in place for routing was much easier. Rockler sells number templates too, and a version for routing numbers vertically.

Charley

Central North Carolina
CharleyL is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2019, 09:19 AM
Honored Member
 
harrysin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Country: Australia
First Name: Harry
Posts: 14,257
     
Send a message via Skype™ to harrysin
Default

Routing signs freehand is very satisfying.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sign20.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	51.2 KB
ID:	373795  

Attached Files
File Type: pdf Routing a sign freehand by Harrysin.pdf (932.0 KB, 9 views)

Harry



Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus






harrysin is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for material source... MAFoElffen Jigs and Fixtures 15 10-29-2013 07:21 AM
Greenshot - Free open source Screenshot app GulfcoastGuy Lobby 10 06-16-2012 12:25 AM
Good wood source COmach Tools and Woodworking 5 12-19-2011 10:29 AM
Pre-made Router Templets tony aloi General Routing 2 07-21-2010 02:04 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome