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I'm planning to route some letters into wooden blocks that have been veneered as a toy block collection. I'd like fairly crisp corners on the letters if possible, and am searching for a small bit and a tight template guide bushing. Also looking for lettering templates or (better) a place that could make lettering templates from fonts. I had considered using a dremel, but I think I'm leaning towards my bosch colt laminate trim router instead.

Any thoughts on where I could get fine bits and template bushings to match?

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And just to clarify, the tightest template bushing I can see out there is 5/16" OD. Is there anything that would get me smaller? Stewmac has bits that go smaller, but I need a template bushing to use with them...
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Thinking about pantograph intead of templates..

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When I did this I cut my letters from thin stock using a scroll saw, then glued them into a routed recess in the blocks that was the same depth as the letter stock. A small fixture to hold block with a template that fit over the block allowed routing out this recess using a small mortising bit and a guide bushing.

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