Sign making observations...
not new to routing, but new to sign making...did some study and experimenting regarding transfering text to wood.
Tried carbon paper-too laborious, tried the laser printer/mirror image/laquer thinner/mirror image wipe method-not enough transferred. Penciled from cut out craft shop letters, fine, laborious, and limited fonts available.
Then happened on the inkjet printer/avery label backing sheet/mirror image/burnish method...viola, success! A clear, clean, quick eze process.
bonus, if your inkjet has a mirror image setting (many do), you can create your letters, images, whatever in any program, i.e. ms word, publisher and even pictures.
I did download and have used Inkscape (free program) for more options (mirror image if your printer doesn't have that option), but I am more familiar with msoffice, programs and ease of use, plus Word has a good variety of fonts.
Just thought I'd share, likely redundant to you experienced folks.
(note, using a DW618 w/vac attachment, PW sub base, MLCS veining and other bits)
(using the cedar dog ear fence pickets approx 1/2 x 6", great for many signs, and very inexpensive about $2.50 @ HD -4-5' length)
Last edited by rpludwig; 02-11-2015 at 06:44 AM.