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Hi everyone,
Just wanted to share a pic of my 1st sign. I made it for my son's Boy Scout Troop, to be used when they go camping with multiple troops. The scouts would make an entrance way out of wood posts and lashing...and the sign would hang above. Not a bad 1st crack at it, I think...especially since I did it free hand......Any thought or suggestions how to improve it for my next sign?

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Nice job Frank . Can't see how it could be improved
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Very nice sign !


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Good job, Frank.

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It's hard to improve on something like that!
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Not a bad first crack at it at all, Frank

whats up with these guys named Frank and some really nice signs?
I"m starting to see a pattern here..
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Very nice sign. Why would you think it needs improvement?

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Very nice sign. Why would you think it needs improvement?
This being my first sign, I really just kind of winged it, not knowing if there was a right bit to use.....a right depth to cut.....a right paint.....etc..
I think I just got lucky. Also, I'm very self critical. Freehand was never my thing. In the pic, the letters look good, but a closer look will show the letters are a tad "wavy". When I was done routing the letters, I went back with a dremel and smoothed out the waviness with a small rasping bit.
It would be nice to know if there were any freehanding techniques I could use for the next sign I make.
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