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Project by DustBeard posted 01-30-2015 09:30 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I set out to make this address sign as a Christmas gift to my father, I had no idea how to do it. In my mind it was easy. Trace the letters on a piece of wood, grab my router and bang it out. As it turns out, there is more to it than simply plunging a router in and free-handing it. I made five practice signs on scrap wood using different techniques. I tried different router bits at different depths. I just couldn’t get it right. I ended up making a template out of very thin plywood that I used along with a router bushing, to get smooth lines.The look on his face when I gave it to him was worth the extra effort. I finished it with several coats of a polyurethane and mineral spirits mix. I am very pleased with how it turned out. As a bonus, every room in my house is now labeled. Could be handy if I hit my head and forget where I am. :)

Thanks for your interest
Aaron
aka DustBeard





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#1 posted 01-30-2015 11:28 PM

Looks well done,I like it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 06-24-2015 05:34 PM

This is the sign in action!

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