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Hey folks; I'm wondering if there is a sign making template for a dremel tool? I have a sign to make and I need much smaller templates then the ones for a regular router. I can't do freehand.
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Hey folks; I'm wondering if there is a sign making template for a dremel tool? I have a sign to make and I need much smaller templates then the ones for a regular router. I can't do freehand.
Dunno, never thought about it, things like that I make myself. However, these might work for you. Or not.
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Jay, is this a craft type sign or something that's more utilitarian?
I just had a sign shop whip up a couple of CNC cut vinyl text msgs. Fairly small lettering but in a fancy font; super easy to apply and looks great!
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Hey Joat, you just may be onto something. Thank you. I'll do a little more research and see what is up with them.
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Jay, is this a craft type sign or something that's more utilitarian?
I just had a sign shop whip up a couple of CNC cut vinyl text msgs. Fairly small lettering but in a fancy font; super easy to apply and looks great!
I'm making a sign in the shape of a state and need to put names on it. Letters need to be app 1 to 1/2". I need a stencil that I can use a guide with dremel tool. Not sure if Joat's idea will work, but I'll research it a bit more and see.
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Jay, I've never used one but there's this...
https://www.milescraft.com/product/signpro/

It's meant for a router though.
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For one offs have you thought about freehand routing?
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You can cave some fairly small letters with a router. This little sign was freehanded with a Dewalt 611 palm router. I suggest you practice on some scrap wood. You may be surprised at well you can freehand the signs you need.
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For one offs, have you given any thought to freehand routing a sign, it's very relaxing and gives great satisfaction.
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I'm making a sign in the shape of a state and need to put names on it. Letters need to be app 1 to 1/2". I need a stencil that I can use a guide with dremel tool. Not sure if Joat's idea will work, but I'll research it a bit more and see.
If you use a pantograph for guiding your Dremel, it can reduce by 50%...making it possible. BUT chip out on small lettering is a real possibility. Peachtree woodworking sells an inexpensive pantograph, that with a fine stylus could be used with stencils.


Can you use a wood burning technique to make the small lettering instead?
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