I am trying to find a way to router "baby block" style letters. Has any one
here ever found any templates? Most templates route out the letter, the baby
block style routes out around the letter leaving the letter a bit raised
with a raised border?
> Hey Group,
> I am trying to find a way to router "baby block" style letters. Has
> here ever found any templates? Most templates route out the letter,
> block style routes out around the letter leaving the letter a bit
> with a raised border?
Norm did one of these a few years ago.
Routed out the block and letters separately, then glued them in place.
It is one approach.
Another idea is to acquire some small woodcarving tools and carve out the
background of the letters. Sort of like a miniature sign carving process.
A set of chip carving tools don't cost that much. And as long as you keep
them sharp, they will work fine.
I have seen two sets of baby blocks like this. They were very distinctive
and pretty. An advantage of this technique is that you can leave the tooling
marks (in the background). It looks better if it is not exactly flat and
smooth. The letters would be smooth though.
*If* you can't find the reverse templates to outline cut the letters, you
might consider using the templates that rout out the letters and then fill
the outlines with some baby safe material. Then you can pry them out and
fasten them to the blocks.
However, considering all the effort needed to accomplish that, it would be
far easier to just go and buy wooden letters and fasten them to blocks.
Often, I've seen reasonably flat letters that would your need.
Have you considered making a template yourself? If you place raised
letters and borders on the block, that should suffice as a template.
(The router would then need to follow around the letters, giving you your
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