Hi all- this is my first post!(Hello from Canada, eh!) I received a router and a sign template kit for Christmas, and I started my "first" sign last week! It turned out really great, and I have done two more since then. (Just basic Driveway signs for neighbors!)
My husband has been great and has let me into part of his new shop and let me set up my own bench and spread all of my tools out- its really great and I am enjoying it!
I am just wanting to find out a bit more from experienced "sign makers!"
First off, I am using just a Mastercraft maximum Router(fixed/plunged). I also have the Sign making kit from Lee valley- which as everything you need!! Only thing i don't like, is that if you are making a longer sign, it tends to flex in the middle so I have to clamp more but no biggie, I am all new to this!
I like the router- it is the first one i have ever used! I am new to sign making, but I am enjoying using it.
So, here is my question..or one of them!
I see alot of signs, and alot of them have fancy little decals or symbols, etc. Nothing to fancy...
Is that done with a dremal tool, or what? I would love to beable to add little pictures on my signs that I make- instead of just doing plain letters/numbers! (maybe in the future, I am still getting the hang of just the letters and numbers!
) Would love to add symbols or anything extra!
And I have been using a small propane torch, and burning the lettering, to give it a nice burned look, and then sanding it. I really like the results- but I know there are more things to do besides that! Does anyone have any idea's for me?
and if you have read this much, thanks for reading! And I hope some people have some idea's & Suggestions for me!! Thanks so much!!