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I'm Joe and I live in Austin, TX. I've carved about 10 signs, but it's with a WeCheer carving tool and it takes a long time. I'd LOVE to know how to do it with a plunge router.
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Maybe I should elaborate a bit more. I'm OK with drawing the letters onto the wood, but do I have to make/buy a template for each letter? It seems that using a plunge router is hard because it's so hard to see where the bit is. I think I'm missing something obvious.

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Maybe I should elaborate a bit more. I'm OK with drawing the letters onto the wood, but do I have to make/buy a template for each letter? It seems that using a plunge router is hard because it's so hard to see where the bit is. I think I'm missing something obvious.

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There are a number of templates on the market, I,m sure you'll get some gen. on them shortly, attached is yet another sign that I have just done, using a computer printed pattern stuck on the timber, (after sealing, of course), and freehand routed with a Vee bit, to be able to see where you are cutting with a plunge router, you must raise your work so that it is easy to see under the router to be able to follow a pattern, a nice steady hand and a medium speed are what you need, my hands are not quite so good these days, but I try.


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I'm Joe and I live in Austin, TX. I've carved about 10 signs, but it's with a WeCheer carving tool and it takes a long time. I'd LOVE to know how to do it with a plunge router.
Thanks in advance....
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Thanks! I'm learning a lot by watching some videos too. Your work looks great.
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Thanks for your note. I'm looking forward to learning a lot.........and I love your accent!
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