That's a neat little set up! Nice job. Good luck with your signs. Those 2 you show look great!
I like your idea, Terry. Something to play with. Thanks.....Visteonguy said:Yeah Dolan,,, ya are on your way now,,,, keep up the good work,,, If you can picture an old antique sign hanging on some old buildings in New England,, picture your fish now instead of having square edges, and being flat,,,,, maybe rounding it off or sloping it down to the back round, and adding some detail to it like the scales and fins,,,, so it looks 3-D ,,, then painting them in some old antique looking colors,,, now ya would really have a sign others would be begging for,,,
ITs gonna be fun, watching ya "Catch" the sign fever,,,,,, cant wait to see your next ones,,,,
Really COOL! You're doing good!!dlane6110 said:... I bought one of Homier's trim routers and made the 12" base that Terry describes in one of his posts.
There are several of us that have made signs.. Here's a couple links on one I did..twitt said:Ok This is all new to me How do I get the info on " Free Hand Signs " I have trying to make signs and am getting agravaited. Help Twitt
There is a great book out there by one of our past greats Pat Speilman. I think it is called sign making. Lots of good info on template routing for signs and free handing signs. Worth the 10-15.00 in my opinion.twitt said:Ok This is all new to me How do I get the info on " Free Hand Signs " I have trying to make signs and am getting agravaited. Help Twitt
Nice little tool. I have a Dremel tool I use to make free hand signs which has a router attachment and a guide that fits onto it for straightline routing. I will provide a pic of it soon.dlane6110 said:After reading about free hand signs here and bugging Visteonguy (Terry) with questions I bought one of Homier's trim routers and made the 12" base that Terry describes in one of his posts. Man that makes the router easy to handle. I made a list of the steps needed to make the base if anyone wants it. Just PM me. I have a lot to learn to get good at making signs but I will post the first two tests. They don't have anykind of finish on them.
Joe, Pardon the late respone. I have not signed on in several days. Have been busy but not in the woodshop......getting withdrawal pains.Joe Lyddon said:Really COOL! You're doing good!!
Can you give us a link to the homier trimmer you got? Do you like it? (or is it too soon to tell?)
Are you using primarily just a 1/4" str. bit? What bits are you using, so far?
(I also see a bowl hollowing bit in there for the background (?) )
I can see a board clamped across the workpiece to aid in staying in a nice horiz. straight line, if desired... have you done that?