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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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My sister recently opened up a business and asked me to make a couple of signs. The one that I have finished turned out okay I think. One sign that she needs requires a more elegant sign shape. How do I lay out a fancier sign? Are there templates I need to buy or is it easier to lay out by hand?
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That pretty good, Josh.

No need to make any fancier....

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Awesome job, don't see how you can make it any better than that.
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Looks very nice, What did you use to make the sign?
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Very nice sign. How did you make it? Billy boy Bill Major
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I used my 2.25 hp skill plunge router. I just traced the letters out and traced the symbol. Then i just routed out around them. Painted the background, then sanded and stained.

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Awesome work, Josh!
As for layouts for a "fancier" layout, I don't know of any. I do all my signs freehand.

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That looks great Josh.

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Wow.... Seems to me, if your first is THAT GOOD you can do anything!!
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Great work, Josh. Larger signs are mostly made from computer templates these days. Any of several free, beginning level drawing programs can be used. Here in the States we can bring (or email) designs to Kinko's or another print house for enlargement to full size. Lacking a CNC router to make them, you could use carbon paper and trace the design to the wood, and then free-hand the router work. Good luck
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