#274 Cutting Shapes With Your Router - Carving An Address Sign

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#274 Cutting Shapes With Your Router - Carving An Address Sign 4.5
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Part 1 of a series on making an address sign for a customer.





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Dave as i said on other vids im learning as i had heart attack and your my go to and i recommend u to all my buds if i get half your skills ill be happy cheers from scotland

Author — chris kinnell

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A little late to viewing this, but my question is: when making the permanent template, do you use the router on the “cutting board” material?

Author — Michael Porter

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Hi Dave, I learned a lot from your video tutorials. Can I have your email address please. I want to email you directly for information regarding the template. Thank you 🙏

Author — George Vanua

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Just subscribed, great content! I'm just getting in to sign making as a hobby and was curious about your input on the Milwaukee compact router for just simple 1xs...

Author — Chisel Sicsevenone

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Just got your notification guys. I'm now going to watch and will once again sincerely apologise for not keeping 'up to date'. It's only because I am so very busy - and not because I'm not interested.

Author — The Man With The Hat

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Hi D ave im writing from england. could you tell me what the best type of router is for making wooden signs. i, .e what wattage, make etc any information that will help me to pick the right one.

Author — Paul

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Thank you for teaching this project. It had the information I needed to more forward with some of my patterns.

Author — Michael Hottinger

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I'm learning so much just from watching your video's. AWSOME. Great job.

Author — Bob Bennett

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I live in holland, where can i order the bits.?

Author — Graceland Covers

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the router base plate can i also order this one dave at the mail adres you gave me?

Author — Graceland Covers

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Thanks Eric for the advice and your spiral up cut bit works perfectly I took the pattern in two passes. Thank you.

Author — Michael Hoyt

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another great video . like that upcut bit .looking forward to part 2 .did you use sanding sealer on the sign?

Author — EMIL KIYAK

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Very informative video, and looking forward to Fridays. Couple questions, is it possible to take the base off the router to show the step you were talking about for the guide. Also what how did you router and what bit did you use to make the HDPE templet?

Author — Kurt Tuttle

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Good morning Eric, I always wondered how template guides work. Very interesting. I cut all my templates for anything I do in woodworking with my scrollsaw. But I want to try this. I have an old Craftsman that is mid size which I use for scalloping etc and I may buy a set of template guides for and try. Looks like it would be much more accurate than my scrollsaw. I agree safety first always. But I do already have "Coffee First" in my list of signs to carve next LOL. That looks to be a really detailed eagle for outset, but Im sure youll do it well. Your a master at this and great teacher. Great video as always. Thanks again Eric! Have a super day! Marty from MinneSNOWta:)

Author — Marty's Ramblings

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Looking forward to seeing the carving of the Eagle, it looks really intricate. A quick question on the power of the router that you used, what power is it as I had a 1200 motor MacAlister that I was using to flatten a piece of wood (I was only taking a few millimeters off at a time) and it failed on me stopped working altogether (I'm saving up to get a better one). The reason for the question is that yours went through that pine like a hot knife through butter.

Author — Mark Duggan

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Try at your Art Supply store for some "Tacki-Wax" or equivalent instead of spray adhesive. Only need a tiny amount to hold something still. (Also works for arranging things for a photo)

Author — Allan McLean

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You could try spraying the side of the eagle template with the spray paint then push it down like a stamp, leaving the imprint of the eagle on the wood

Author — Marc Wise

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What’s the foam board for? I’m thinking to not splinter the wood but not sure. Thanks

Author — d ferg

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Hi Eric great video as usual but, I would never cut 3/4” in one pass with a 1/4” shank I have seen these snap easily and I’m thinking about Vicky also as they can fly anywhere, I was a kitchen fitter for 25 years and used to cut 40mm worktop with a 1/2” straight cutter but always did 3 or 4 passes to be safe I would suggest at least 2 passes to be safe for your viewers, hope you don’t mind me saying, cheers.

Author — Ken Nelson

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what brand of sanding sealer do you use?

Author — Routed Designs