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Finally got some of the signs ready for poly, and tonight I was able to finish two completely. The bows are hand-made, thanks to the bowdabra that I got from Joanne's on clearance for $5. Sat and played/learned that little gadget tonight, thanks to (wait for it...) You Tube *giggle*

Ken put the hardware on signs that have sitting here for some time, so I have I think nine (9) signs ready to go, in addition to two (2) that have been here since I was in the consignment store a few years back, and four (4) of the eyeglass stands ready to take.

Still so many to go....
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Nice work on the bow job Barb , bet Kens pretty impressed . Looks very tedious , but I think it’ll be a great seller
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Great job again
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WOW Barb, you really have come a long way, beautiful work.
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Beautiful work Barb!

For a beginner freehand sign maker, what bits and sources would you recommend purchasing? I have the DeWalt trim router, model 611? I think. Both fixed and plunge options.

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Beautiful work Barb!

For a beginner freehand sign maker, what bits and sources would you recommend purchasing? I have the DeWalt trim router, model 611? I think. Both fixed and plunge options.

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Thank you, Don. When I look at them, I see mistake after mistake. Especially when I look at others who do this. Mine look like a 5th grader did them.

I also have the 611, as well as a Makita. I use the plunge with both, because of the ease in setting the depth for the signs. My first set was an el cheapo set from Harbor Freight that I still have to this date. As long as you have a 'V' grove, a round over, and a flute, you've got the beginnings of sign making. I would recommend have a 60 and 90 degree 'V' bit, a 1/2" round over, and a small flute. These days I also use the engraving bit from Freud, which on the package says great for a CNC, but I use it in my 611 for some of the smaller lines. for super small lines, I use the SC50 by Whiteside (ordered on line.)

I was just at HF over the weekend, and they have a set that's like $20 or $30 I want to say, (the burgundy set, in the wood case) that wouldn't be a bad set to start off with. I considered picking it up when I was there, but had to stay focused on the real reason I was there, and that was the stands I need for machines

Hope that helps. Holler if ya have any other questions
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Brilliant as usual Barb.
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With those and the display shelves you should be about ready for market. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Barb, your work is excellent. If there are any mistakes, they aren't visible from here. To expand on Voltare's quote, Don't let the pursuit of perfection become the enemy of good.
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