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i am a sign maker vinyl ,pinstripe, hand...trying to router a sign and never used a router...I want to do raised letters with a smooth background, have no idea what bits to use...keep in mind i am very new and be very specific what bits to use, i sure more than one will be needed because of background and fine work...i have a fixed base router...any advice will be appreciated...and i guess procedure would be nice too...all i know now is to glue a pattern onto the wood, and now i need help...thanks
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i am a sign maker vinyl ,pinstripe, hand...trying to router a sign and never used a router...I want to do raised letters with a smooth background, have no idea what bits to use...keep in mind i am very new and be very specific what bits to use, i sure more than one will be needed because of background and fine work...i have a fixed base router...any advice will be appreciated...and i guess procedure would be nice too...all i know now is to glue a pattern onto the wood, and now i need help...thanks
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To leave a flat background you either have to use a straight bit or a flat nosed lettering bit like this one Freud Tools | 1-1/8" (Dia.) Lettering Bit. Generally it's better to use a small router so that you control it instead of it controlling you. If you want fine detail you'll have to use a small diameter bit so depth of cut per pass is an issue. For example you'll only want to go 1/8" deep with a 1/8" bit.
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thanks that s a start...in reference to the detail could you be more specific like type of bit.. size ...etc
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