Why dincha do that with the router, Toy? Toss a texture on the text.
"I probably became a libertarian through exposure to tough-minded
professors" James Buchanan, Armen Alchian, Milton Friedman "who
encouraged me to think with my brain instead of my heart. I
learned that you have to evaluate the effects of public policy
as opposed to intentions."
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Very good question. One that I have given a lot of thought. I have
done it both ways and come away with the conclusion that the Gorilla
Glue method is far more efficient and shifts that operation away from
my router to the painter/sign-guy... and no sanding away machine
When I cut the letters, I just follow the outline vector and I'm done
in 20 minutes freeing up the cnc for other things.
If I do the textured letters, the cutting time turns into multiple
pass/high detail/totally different type of file... figure an hour per
Now. if I were to do a set of letters on a textured background, an
'all-in-one' situation, I would texture the letters as it wouldn't add
any time to the operation.
I guess you could call it parts vs arts.
The last sign I did, I ordered the fat, rounded, bulbous letters from
a catalogue. Injected moulded plastic. I have the ability to make such
shaped letters, but there is no way that it is cost effective...
regardless of the router's prowess. I'd rather use the savings to buy
more Festool. *smirk*
I was going to say that it must be nice to have two CNC operators in the
same family, Then I realized that it was Angela, a medical professional,
talking about efficient cnc operations. I got concerned. cnc, medical
services, it sounded like a script to a horror movie.
I made a note to myself to never seek medical services near an operating cnc
If Microsoft created the autonomous surgeon's operating system, I
think I'll stick with human error.
I would imagine that simple surgeries would be possible with CNC,
where everything could be imaged and planned out ahead of time, but
more complex surgery is like remodeling - you won't know exactly
what's in there until you open things up. That's why this sort of
thing makes more sense for more complex stuff:
This is absolutely, positively, without a doubt one of those "If you
have to ask, you can't afford it..." scenarios. Even moreso than
Festool, if you can believe that. <smirk>
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