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.
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