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Blog entry by Daris posted 12-26-2012 04:52 PM 5883 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently picked up a sign making jig from Rockler. Here is my review and a sample project that I was able to do.

As always you can check out my site over at: www.woodlogger.com for more picture/videos of what I’m doing in my shop.

 

 

-- Daris, Indianapolis, https://www.woodlogger.com



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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-26-2012 06:32 PM

The interlock works fine. Tape holding it down, not so much.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 12-26-2012 11:08 PM

thanks for the video,i’ve seen the kit advertised and wondered hw well it worked.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 12-29-2012 05:50 PM

Nice review, I have been on the fence about buying this kit. Blondie mentioned a few weeks ago that this is something she might enjoy doing. I think after watching this I’ll buy it and make some more saw dust! Nice video.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 02:06 AM

Great review. Have you ever had any issues with the tape failing to hold the work piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Daris

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#5 posted 12-31-2012 02:41 AM

Thanks Norman. I’ve made 6 signs now, and never had any problems with tape. I just use that blue painters tape and it has worked great so far.

-- Daris, Indianapolis, https://www.woodlogger.com

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laketrout36

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 09:08 PM

Today I came across this kit and the Milescraft pro kit to name a few. I’m glad I held off on buying either. I found myself back at this website looking for reviews from other woodworkers. The following are what I’ve gathered from reviews that people are looking for;

1. A durable track to layout your template.
2. Enough letters and numbers to do one full line without changing templates.
3. A pro kit or additional kit that offers basic scenery and animal templates.

So far all of the kits I’ve seen appear to be flimsy or need to be taped to the wood surface. A heavy duty kit that would require it to be clamped to the wood is more preferred. As of now I’m waiting. Worse case scenario I take my ideas to a sign shop and get them made on a cnc setup. If a pro kit was heavy duty, with plenty of letters and numbers and animals, scenery (trees and such) I wouldn’t have a problem paying a couple hundred for it, it would be worth the durability. Then I could count on making a number of signs and have confidence my equipment would last.

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CueballRosendaul

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#7 posted 01-24-2015 03:28 PM

I just got my 3 3/8” kit in the mail yesterday. I think I’ll buy the smaller 2 1/2” kit too. I plan to do a full review as well. I read a lot of bad reviews of the Milescraft kit. For extra oddball characters, it’s easy to make more template pieces with a scroll saw and some hardboard or plexiglass.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#8 posted 08-07-2016 08:36 PM

Thanks for the review. I just bought the small set and the 2 1/4 set.

-- Petey

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