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Looks good to me. And no CNC. Hehehe
 
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Were the letters done with a stencil, template etc? They just look a little to good for free hand .
Great looking sign btw
I lay out the lettering with laser-cut stencils, spray black dye, remove the stencils and rout to the image. When making a sign with a font I don't have stencils for, I set it out on MS Word, print a mirror image on my laser printer, then transfer the image to my sign blank by carefully rubbing the back of the paper with xylene. From there, I simply rout to the outlines of the image.
 

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Beautiful work, Keith.
Ever hear of or see Eric Rhoten?
 
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Ever hear of or see Eric Rhoten?
Yes Gene, Eric and his Dad, Dave, are the gurus and I'm a mere apprentice. Everything I know about freehand routed sign making I have learned from them. I also use equipment they produce and sell, including a specialised router base, their profiling bit and some of their letter stencils. The generosity of those guys in selflessly sharing the knowledge they have accumulated over many decades of sign making is, to me, astounding. You are obviously well aware of how to find them, Gene, but for the benefit of anyone else who may be interested, here's the link to their website. Their videos - hundreds of them and still growing - can be found on the Youtube channel of Dave Rhoten.
 
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