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Sign Carving With Your Router DVD

Item #
36041
Rating:
86% of 100

Carve custom signs with just an ordinary plunge router! In this DVD, signmaker Jim Bartz gives in-depth instruction on how to design and carve custom wooden signs using a versatile freehand method that requires no lettering templates or guides. From initial design to the final details, Bartz gives helpful tips at every step of the process. Covers both relief and engraved carving methods. Sign carving can be a rewarding hobby or a profitable business, and it doesn't require a lot of expensive tools or space.


This DVD includes sections on:
  • Examples of signs and decorative carvings
  • Tools you'll need
  • Design tips
  • Preparing the workpiece
  • Safety considerations
  • Carving techniques
  • Removing the background
  • Detail work
  • Finishing
(1) Sign Carving With Your Router DVD
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number SIGN CARVING DVD
Weight 0.1500
Length 44 min
Author Jim Bartz
Topic Sign Carving
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Teaching and learning
Excellent video for students to learn a new skill. He has great ideas and does a great job explaining what he is doing and why. I have used it for 6 years and when I changed schools I had to get another copy for this school.
May 2, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Jim Bartz does a good job...
Jim Bartz does a good job of clearly showing and explaining his free hand technique for sign carving. I found it very helpful. It would have been nice to see many other project examples in more detail, but his main example is excellently presented. He does demo other examples, but not in as much detail as his main sign project. I give his DVD an excellent rating. Thanks Jim.
April 30, 2008
I was just getting into sign...
I was just getting into sign carving about a year ago and had no clue what-so-ever what I was doing. The basic techniques displayed in this video got me going and actually inspired me to attempt free-hand sign carving, which is so much more easier than you would think. The narrator of this instructional video, Jim Bartz, does a fine job demonstrating the process. I would highly recommend this DVD, especially if you have any hesitation to try sign carving. You will me impressed at just how simple it is. Have fun.
November 12, 2007
I enjoyed this video. The presentation...
I enjoyed this video. The presentation is no-frills, straight forward. Any questions I had after watching were answered by the faq on their website. Bought some 3/8" acrylic plates for router bases, but haven't gotten software to make the templates and attempt actually making one yet.
December 18, 2007
This DVD was very well done....
This DVD was very well done. The tips and demonstrations were great, and although I have never done a sign with a router, I feel pretty confident I can do it now. I especially liked the short videos of the snow-covered countryside between lessons. I wished the narrator would have mentioned the computer program he uses, and I think a little humor in his dialog would have been great. Overall, though, this was a great investment for me and I would recommend it.
October 1, 2007
Gave a good basic grounding without annoying music or jargon. Will give this to the men’s shed ( a bunch of old blokes in one place ) to add to their library.
July 30, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
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Want to start a sign making business
Paul A on Aug 2, 2019
Bored
Edward K on Jul 27, 2018
Want to start a sign making business
Paul A on Aug 2, 2019
I WANT TO LEARN A BIT MORE ABOUT MAKING SIGNS AND THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN SUGGESTED BY MANY OF MY PEERS.
GRUMPYJAMIE on Jan 29, 2019
Bored
Edward K on Jul 27, 2018
I am new to sign making and I would like some advice. This could save me lots of time and ruined attempts.
Ledpaddle on Apr 21, 2018
what i do
steven m on Jul 28, 2017
interested in making more professional signs
Glenn S on Feb 13, 2017
To learn techniques for making signs.
Paul on Jul 10, 2016
Just lookin for something on Google to make signs with. It looks interesting.
ray m on Jun 30, 2016
recommendation of a friend
Jon T on Mar 21, 2016
wanted it
Paul K on Nov 24, 2015
learn
lorenzo M on Nov 5, 2015
want to do some signs as a hobby
gordon f on Aug 12, 2015
I am relatively new to routing techniques and will want to make signs.
PATRICK S on Jun 26, 2015
I WANT TO LEARN A BIT MORE ABOUT MAKING SIGNS AND THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN SUGGESTED BY MANY OF MY PEERS.
GRUMPYJAMIE on Jan 29, 2019
I am new to sign making and I would like some advice. This could save me lots of time and ruined attempts.
Ledpaddle on Apr 21, 2018
First time out I ruined the 5/8 bushing. What did I do wrong?
Loldennis on Jan 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you ruined a bushing, it sounds like you didn't use a centering tool to get the bushing aligned dead center. Loosely center the new bushing, then install the centering tool. Center the tool and tighten down the collar. Remove the centering bit and Install the router bit. Set the router base on a flat surface. Push the plunge router down and by hand, turn the bit to make sure it doesn't contact the bushing. BTW, you really should be using a plunge router for sign carving and stencil signs.
Hi will this dvd play on a UK DVD player?
Howard P on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Don't know. Never tried it.