In the past, I used a router to free hand signs. Never heard of a sled. It would have made keeping control easier.
I also made a lot of signs using my Bosch saber saw. I'd cut the letters out, then router the back and use stainless steel flashing, mirror or scrap stained glass mounted flush with the back (see the shelf-sign photo).
I just bought a Radar Carver and it will be interesting to see what paces it can be put through.
The three I sold the most of were, "JUST MARRIED," JUST DIVORCED" and the Jesus fish. Unfortunately, like most the work I've done over the decades, I don't have photos of examples of all but some relatively recent ones (the digital age helps a lot).
The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.
Scraps are a myth.
Last edited by Dejure; 02-29-2016 at 06:42 PM.