Freehand router signs, cedar and barnwood

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Project by TheKingsTreasures posted 10-25-2008 03:52 PM 7799 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are done freehand with a router and a v groove bit. The Reel Inn was put on the customers own barn wood from their Grandpa’s old barn.


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#1 posted 10-25-2008 05:27 PM

Freehand!!!! Beautiful!!

I could never do this in a million years.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-25-2008 06:38 PM

wow—-really, freehand??? that is amazing….how do you keep the edge straight? You must use an edge of some kind….very cool…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 10-25-2008 09:30 PM

I am still blown away that you can free hand such straight lines. That is awesome. I love your work.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#4 posted 10-26-2008 12:18 AM

I couldnt do that!. Well not so good that you could read it.lolAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 10-26-2008 05:17 AM

Thank you for your kind words. I guess it comes from lots of practice and cedar is an easy wood to carve. I have noticed it is easier to get straight lines when cutting across grain or diagonal and very hard to get straight lines when cutting with the grain. I don’t always get it straight on the first pass, I usually have to go back and shave off a little on the high spots and even up the low spots but in the end it comes out pretty good. I try to choose a font that is very forgiving, that doesn’t show the mistakes as much as some do.


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#6 posted 07-29-2010 03:08 AM

Great work.I Think I have ago at it .

-- SR

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