Hand-routed lettering – FineWoodworking


Larissa Huff doesn’t let an absence of a CNC machine get in her approach. All it takes is an effective router, the best bit, and plenty of follow.

Sep 16, 2022

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Podcast listeners would possibly bear in mind, just a few episodes in the past, when Larissa Huff casually talked about that she routs lettering on indicators by hand—no templates, no CNC. Larissa makes use of simply her favourite 3-1/4 hp. router, a 60° V-bit, some carbon paper, and her regular hand. My thoughts was blown, and some weeks later, Larissa was within the new Fantastic Woodworking store/studio to display her method.

There have been a few key issues that I discovered from her that day:

  • I actually need to cease pondering of the router as a caged beast that should be restrained always.
  • There may be at all times a trick to be discovered, even within the easiest of strategies.
  • There is no such thing as a substitute for follow.

On this video, Larissa demonstrates two letters, one with a serif and one with out. As you’ll see, it’s actually a method you’ll need to follow earlier than making use of it to a completed…

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