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Forum topic by DeputyMike posted 09-21-2011 05:25 PM 4935 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2011 05:25 PM

While I realize that I can make my own, does anybody know of a place where I can order acrylic (or similar material) router templates to make wooden plaques? I am not having any luck searching the web…

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#1 posted 09-21-2011 05:30 PM

Are you asking about letters to engrave words?

I do a lot of plaques for the equine industry, and I have found it is easier and more profitible to make up the plaques and have a trophy shop do the laser engraving for the names.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#2 posted 09-21-2011 05:31 PM

No, I am just trying to find templates for the shape of the plaque.

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#3 posted 09-21-2011 06:14 PM

I would make my own out of masonite or mdf or plywood. Google up some images of plaques. When you find ones you like, copy them and draw them up in photoshop or GIMP or similar program. Print them out to the size you need, tape to the template material, cut them out with a jigsaw, and use a rasp to fine tune.
Perhaps you could just walk into a sign shop and ask if you could trace the outline of some of theirs. Maybe it would be simplest to just have them make some for you.

-- Jesse --

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