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New to the forum and want to begin using my DeWalt Compact 611 Router to make some signs but mostly to do free hand router art.

For example, i have used my Rotozip with plunge attachment to do a few Christmas plaques, Nativity scenes etc. Now i want to expand and do some unique art but based on tracing pictures onto wood and then use the router to make the picture followed by color stains.

Glad to be a member and any tips are welcome. All previous experience has been in scroll saw work.

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Hi:

New to the forum and want to begin using my DeWalt Compact 611 Router to make some signs but mostly to do free hand router art.

For example, i have used my Rotozip with plunge attachment to do a few Christmas plaques, Nativity scenes etc. Now i want to expand and do some unique art but based on tracing pictures onto wood and then use the router to make the picture followed by color stains.

Glad to be a member and any tips are welcome. All previous experience has been in scroll saw work.

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Two dimensional signs freehand are a breeze, but 3D pictures freehand would require a great deal of skill to minutely control the depth of cut and of course a router with extremely light and accurate plunge action.
Normally a CNC router would be used, take a peep into the CNC section.
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My new DW 611 kit came in Tuesday that I bought specifically for Inlays and signs. After looking it over and playing around with it I decided the router is state of the art, specifically the plunge base. Both the round and off-set base plates from Pat Warner also improve the handling characteristics immensely. Although expensive I recommend them to improve the router stability gained over the stock base plates.

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wHERE CAN I GET THE PAT WARNER ROUND AND OFF-SET BASE? tX

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OR you can get one with lights, and with free shipping. and pay with Pay-Pal the safe way..

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OR you can get one with lights, and with free shipping. and pay with Pay-Pal the safe way..

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I hope that was a slip of the tongue and you are not saying that it might not be safe to buy from Pat Warner.........

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NOT saying that at all,but he states on his web page pay with check or green backs cash

" Payment: Check, money order or cash to: PAT WARNER"

NOT a safe way like Pay-Pal, people pull cash and checks out of the mail all the time..it's not a safe world anymore if I was a thief his mail box would be a prime target for quick cash..

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NOT saying that at all,but he states on his web page pay with check or green backs cash

" Payment: Check, money order or cash to: PAT WARNER"

NOT a safe way like Pay-Pal, people pull cash and checks out of the mail all the time..it's not a safe world anymore if I was a thief his mail box would be a prime target for quick cash..

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Thanks, BJ. I must have misunderstood your comment - I can see where you are coming from..... But not every small business can cut their margin by using PayPal...

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