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Hey. I'm just getting into the router game. I have a trim router and a fixed base router that I am going to install into a router table. I wanted to engrave some letters into a project that I'm planning on making so I ordered the Milescraft SignPro because it seemed like the easiest way to do it. It's going to be a baby gift though and the font that comes with the kit doesn't exactly scream "baby. Is there any way to either make my own font or is there a company out there that is making the stencils for the SignPro? Any help would be appreciated.
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I'm not sure about the stencils but you could use a printer to print lettering you like and glue that to your wood and rout it by hand. There is another thread going about hand routing you might find helpful.

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You can print out the text you like from your PC and glue it to the wood with some 3M spray adhesive. Then just carve through the paper following your pattern. When done, the paper and glue is easily removed with mineral spirits. Here's a quickie video showing how I carved through a paper pattern.
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What Oliver said but I use Lee Valley's Fish Glue which stays water soluble forever. I just spritz the paper with a spray bottle and wait about a minute for it to soak in and then peel the paper off. The residue comes off with a damp rag and has no effect on finishing later. That's why I use it for wood repairs and jobs where any other type glue would cause a blotch in the finish later.
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How difficult is this to do? I have no artistic skill. What bits would you use for it? I have a straight bit, but I would think that may be too large
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Welcome to the forum. A good site to find all kinds of fort is Dafont. They even have one called baby.
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How difficult is this to do? I have no artistic skill. What bits would you use for it? I have a straight bit, but I would think that may be too large
I think you'll find v-bits are the best choice for sign carving. You can do a lot with just a 90º and 60º v-bit. For finer detail you can also get what some call a profile bit. It's a bit with a small 45º tip below a 15º cutter. (see the photo). You don't need a lot of artistic skill. There are a ton of great images online, and you can easily layout text and images in a myriad of programs for your PC. [You could also check out my CNC Sign Making book. It has a lot of discussion about sign layout and design. ]

You can learn everything you need to make freehand carved signs on YouTube's OldDave100 channel. You'll also find a link to all their videos at MakeAWoodsign.com. You can easily connect with Eric Rhoten at MakeAWoodsign.com either by email or phone. He always responds quickly and is a willing teacher. Tell him Prof. Henry sent you.
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