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3dwoodsign
04-18-2012, 04:14 PM
I'm starting in the sign business and thought I would show some of my work. This sign is a single 1 inch maple board 14" tall x 24" wide. I made two signs and put them back to back to make it two-sided. It is my first sign and it hangs out at the end of the driveway on a nice signpost.

KOC62
04-18-2012, 04:52 PM
The cuts look nice and clean. (No burn marks)

What type of bit did you use?
Do you also control the router RPM?

3dwoodsign
04-18-2012, 05:32 PM
I used a 1/4" carbide endmill and ballnose upcut bits for the trees and profile cuts. The lettering is done with a carbide tipped v bit. I have found the maple works best at around 60ipm 8-12k rpm(Porter cable 1 3/4HP controlled with super PID controller). 1/4" passes and I tweaked the feed speed a little on each different part. I have found that V carving can be run 30-40% faster than other cutting.