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Router template for making trail signs

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  1. johnbryanpeters

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    Can anyone recommend a router template for use in fabrication of trail signs?
     

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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    freehand it
     
  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Trace letter via a stencil. Use a dremel or chisels to gouge out relief. Paint cavity for contrast.
     
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    StiHacka Compensating for something

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  5. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Thanks for sharing. No need to be sorry. Every time someone posts something useless on the monkey a kitten masturbates, FACT!
     
  6. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Shape trees into the sign.

     
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    canadmos Turbo Monkey

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    Pantorouter?



    You know you want to. :brows:
     
  8. johnbryanpeters

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    Hell, no.
     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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  11. johnbryanpeters

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    I saw some really nice signs on Perry Hill in Waterbury - asked around and it turns out that someone cranks them out on a CNC mill. Don't think I'll go that route. Freehand here we come.
     
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    if you have multiple bits i'd start with something small to get the rough shape, then switch to something larger
     
  13. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    And? How'd it work out for you?
     
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    Have done nothing. However, a friend today came to lunch with stuff he made on his 3D printer. Interesting and I think a potential win.
     
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    canadmos Turbo Monkey

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    Que?
     
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    Sort of worked, but very limited in size, number of letters.

    Now that I have returned from the willied west, I may go back to mucking around.
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    canadmos Turbo Monkey

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    Serously. Get with the times! This isn't dialup interwebs anymore!
     
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    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    I have a cnc plasma and could cut signs if you are interested...I do monkey deals, ie cheap/free for the good of the cause. If they are small enough to fit in a flat rate USPS box it would be cheap to ship and you could handle mounting.

     
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    Ooo... interesting!
     
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    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    Pretty easy if you want text/logos/whatever.

    This style is the easiest, with letters just cut out from the sign. You could easily screw it to painted wood to make the letters pop, or a million other things for various mounting or painting or anything else you could want to do.

     
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    Let these guys in Prescott make your signs: GOPR0082.jpg
     
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    from amazon??
     
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    I installed this sign post yesterday, but I didn't make it the park foreman did. I can ask what he uses for a template when I meet with him later this week.

     
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    -BB- I broke all the rules, but somehow still became mo

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    I still wanna meet up w/ you some time soon to talk about the custom neck-knife I have in mind.
    Im just lazy (or busy w/ three kids... Almost the same thing ;) )
     
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    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    Here is a sample of some signs we had made recently. 20170626_224941.jpg
     
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    Go to the right if you need to pull a stick out of your jacked wheel while manualing?
     
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    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    No sticks at these trails... The sign reads - bike shit this way
     
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    @johnbryanpeters, did you ever buy any of these? I need to make some signs and I'm curious how they worked for you.
     
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    No, I got sidetracked.