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Offline MD woodworker

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help with router template
« on: January 03, 2017, 04:07 PM »
Hello,
I'm looking for a source for 4" letter templates for use with a router, so far I can't seem to find anything that large. I would like to rout "TOYS" in the front of a toy box I'm building for my son. Another option would be a CNC'd template that could be used with a 5/8 guide bushing if anyone has a source for that. All the CNC sites I found online appeared to be geared towards large scale production and not really "one-off" type of work. I'm located in Maryland if anyone knows any local sources. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Offline mwildt

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Re: help with router template
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 08:03 PM »
Rockler have letter templates in 4". Not sure if you like their font though.

Offline Stoli

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Re: help with router template
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 10:18 PM »
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Offline Chris Wong

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Re: help with router template
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 10:36 PM »
You could print the letters from the computer and freehand rout them with a sign carving bit.
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Offline Holmz

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Re: help with router template
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2017, 01:16 PM »
You could print the letters from the computer and freehand rout them with a sign carving bit.

Or onto MDF and use a jig saw to make the template?

Offline Richard/RMW

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Re: help with router template
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 01:56 PM »
Check out 100kgarages.com for local shops with CNC who may take on smaller projects.

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Hello,
I'm looking for a source for 4" letter templates for use with a router, so far I can't seem to find anything that large. I would like to rout "TOYS" in the front of a toy box I'm building for my son. Another option would be a CNC'd template that could be used with a 5/8 guide bushing if anyone has a source for that. All the CNC sites I found online appeared to be geared towards large scale production and not really "one-off" type of work. I'm located in Maryland if anyone knows any local sources. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Offline Svar

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Re: help with router template
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 02:14 PM »
If it's just 4 letters you need to rout, I'd use simple edge guides. You've got only five straight sections, a circle, and two half circles. You are looking at 20 min job, shorter than a trip to CNC shop.

Offline Holmz

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Re: help with router template
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 02:26 PM »
The photo copier paper stuck on with some glue and some carving chiseles would be another way... and likely could look as good as routing.