We’re going to use a Dremel router to make a sign with recessed lettering. I suggest barnwood because of the contrast between the weathered surface texture and ‘fresh cut’ letters. I also have enhanced the letters by burning (pyrography) the edges of the letters for increased readability. Of course you can scale up to larger routers if you chose.
Stock: Barnwood 2”x10”x24” Suggested material and dimensions
Safety: Goggles, Facemask, Gloves
Tools: Small straight blade knife: Stop-Cut / Outline Dremel (model 300) Flexshaft optional Plunge Router attachment #335 Dremel Bits: Roughout Routing 1/8” #650 3/16” #352 1/4” #654 Smooth Routing 5/16” #115 1/4” #116 1/8” #194 Air Compressor with nozzle for dust removal and increased visibility while cutting
PROCESS: Design Print Overlay Trace Mask Optional to protect rustic surface
Knife Cut – Stop Cut
Clean Body using high speed cutting bits
Sanding Optional if bits leave burn marks or smoother surface is desired
Let me know if your interested in participating and if there are any specific questions to be answered prior to starting in January. We should be able to complete this project in 6 or 7 sessions so be prepared to quickly have results you can hang!
Bruce aka ‘3DbME’