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What is a good router and letter template kit to use for sign making? I have several signs to make for myself and others. Thinking this might expand in to something bigger down the road. Looking for good quality products. Thanks.
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I have the Miles Craft 1212 Sign Pro I bought a few months ago and really like it. I found the best price on amazon.com

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Rockler is having a free shipping event that ends today, so I ordered the 4" letter kit and a 5/8 bit, I'll let you know how it looks when I get it.

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What is a good router and letter template kit to use for sign making? I have several signs to make for myself and others. Thinking this might expand in to something bigger down the road. Looking for good quality products. Thanks.
Hi Lyle, welcome to the forum

Sign kits are great when you're first starting out, as it will help you stay in line. But in my personal opinion, they're too limiting.
I've done all mine free hand, and I've found that if I have a good line to follow, once you've gotten comfortable with the router
and coloring outside the lines, you'll enjoy the sign making more if you try other avenues.

Here are some of my latest cuts. These were done back in December, as I haven't been able to get out in and work in Bentley,
(he's my construction office trailer-turned workshop) but you can see the diversity you would have without the sign kit.
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Barb makes a good point and it shows in the creativity displayed in her projects. Here are a few free-hand projects I did using my PC 690.
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Nice job, Kelly! Love that last one! Doing that type of lettering is the hardest. I've
done ONE that way... count it... O N E Want to do more, and maybe this summer
I'll be able work on that technique.

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Barb, you are one talented woman, I love all of the ones you posted.

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