Hello fellow woodworkers,
I was messing around in the woodshop with my BIG BOSCH ROUTER and just thinking about how useful it can be. It’s amazing to me how you can put just about any edge on a piece of wood and give that nice or unique look. It’s that uniqueness people are looking for in a project no matter what type it is. I’ve read many books and articles on routing but haven’t yet tried everything there is to accomplish with a router. I’m learning slowly but surely. I am thinking of something unique for my sign making that might stand out to a demanding market. I know that signs say a lot about a company and also add a warm welcome to someone’s house. I recommend “Sign Carving With Your Router” (dvd) for anyone who wants to learn how to make signs. Jim Bartz is a really good teacher on this subject with plenty of experience and lots of practical tips for the beginner or amateur. I wrote this little article because I have a passion to become a full time signmaker one day and to run a business that focuses on what customers want. I want to stick to free hand routing and and yet be creative with what I have. I know I will not be able to make extremely detailed signs like a cnc router but thats o.k. because people like to have a traditional homemade look also.I hope you enjoyed reading this and I would like to see some comments on this suject or whatever else you might want to add. I also like reading forums on this site, as it is filled with useful information. Happy woodworking!!
-- Jeremy, Gary,Indiana