Freehand routing my first sign

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This was my first attempt at freehand routing a sign for my son’s home. Here is a link showing how I went about it.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 02:16 PM

Good looking sign. Since it’s in the shade a dark background with light letters would show up better. Next time surface your wood and make the top layer with 1/2” thick and laminate a bottom layer with a thicker bottom layer. When you cut through the walnut to make the letters, you will have a nice dark background with light letters. You also won’t have to paint the tops of the letters. Change the dark and light woods to get whatever result you want.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 02:25 PM

Very NICE. Harry!

It took me awhile to realize that the letters were going to be proud of the surface & the background was to be routed away…

COOL sign!

COOL job!

Was your resin treated with UV protection?
If so, how did you do it?
Brand of resin used?

Thank you!
Good to see you again!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 04:39 PM

I’d try another pix for this post as the one shown here doesn’t do your sign justice. On your blog it looks very well done !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 08-21-2012 12:01 AM

That is cool way you made it. I was wondering how you would support the router when you have most of the surface cut away. You are quite a clever guy, Harry!!!!!!!

Thanks for the blog on it!! Nice sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 08-21-2012 02:12 AM

As always guys I appreciate your feedback. As you’ve no doubt noticed, I’ve changed the header photo. and all the other questions will be answered in my next thread entitled “the sign, three years on”

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 08-21-2012 03:37 AM

Yes, That picture is a lot better!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 08-21-2012 10:50 PM

Great effort Harry.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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