made a new sign today... start to finish (no poly, its an inside sign). You guys always ask about different parts of my sign making process so i thought I'd show it to you from start to finish. This is a sign for a friend of mine that he is giving as a gift. he gave me the info on what the sign should read, and I offered him a few layouts and eventully narrowed it down to these two (first pic) and he chose the bottome one. next pic is a shot of the stencil i used as my template. I did all of the initial cuts with a 3/8" V groove and because if the short amount of time i chose to use a corebox bit of the same size to clean up the inside of the letters. after that I cut the sign out using my 14" PC bandsaw and sanded the edges with the stencil still on as my guide. after all the cutting and sanding I used white painter touch spray paint (3rd pic). once dried I removed the stencil (pic 4) and hand painted the background with Hyatts brand acrylic, and touched up any of the lettering with a Q Tip. Now its up to dry overnight and be handed off tomorrow (last pic is the finished product).