Well, as Mike said, there is no such thing as a really handy, easy-to-use sign making jig which is a great puzzle to me. It simply CANNOT be that hard. I sent the Rockler folks a nice note regarding their outfit and made some suggestions. I WAS going to send it back to them but I had ground up the PLASTIC busing and a couple letters and concluded it was no more use them than it was to me so I s---canned the whole box!! Ha! For one thing.....all they gotta do is make the stinking templates THICKER!! Then include the proper bush for those who don't already have a bunch of them. I'm sure it CAN be done at a retail than could produce a reasonable profit.
Until then I'm staggering along with an ancient set of stuff that I have modified and cobbled together.
Good luck in your search but I think Indiana Jones had an easier time finding the Temple Of Doom than you'll have finding a usable set!! LOL
Hey Bob! That's all wonderful and I have no doubt you are correct in all you say.....as usual!! ha!
BUT.......what does a person do who just wants to BUY a kit that is EASY to assemble and EASY to use that gets reasonable results.
It still ain't out there.
growl growl.....shuffle shuffle.....back to my cave.
Ruth you need to go to the free hand sign part of this forum and see what everyone is doing. You will learn so much. You will have questions and there you will get answers. Here is the link.
Sign Making - Router Forums
I use the internet to get ideas then print them out and glue them to your wood. For wood most use western cedar that you get at Home Depot or Lowes. You can get the cedar planks that they make yard fences with. They are very cheap but you have to pick through them to get good one. Here is a couple of signs that I got ideas off the net. I used Microsoft Word for the letters and Googled the poodles for the silhouette of each dog.
What kind of paper do you use when you are gluing to the wood. I would think the router would rip it to shreds. Apparently not.