2204 - 1-1/2″ and 2-1/2″ Vertical Letter Template Set



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Self-spacing vertical character template set ensures the correct distance is maintained between characters without measuring. All templates are made of a durable polymer material and come in different sizes of 1-1/2″ (38mm) and 2-1/2″ (64mm) in height. Compatible with the Milescraft 1206 SignCrafter™ and 1212 SignPRO™ sign making kits for routers.

  • Create custom vertical signs using your own router
  • Great for trail signs, mailboxes, door signs, wall art, or custom bar signs
  • Includes both 1 1/2” and 2 1/2” tall letters – 64 pieces
  • 5” vertical letter templates, 1 each A to Z plus one additional A,E,I, and O
  • 5” vertical letter templates, 1 each A to Z plus one additional A,E,I,O,L,R,S and T

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  • Includes

    5” vertical letter templates, 1 each A to Z plus one additional A,E,I, and O
    5” vertical letter templates, 1 each A to Z plus one additional A,E,I,O,L,R,S and T

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  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Very satisfied. I got my templates before the promised delivery date.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Perfect..just what I wanted

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just what I needed for making the sign to hang on my wall brackets to sell to customers.

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    (verified owner)

    Very easy to use

Can I use the same guide bushing and router bit for both the 1-1/2" & 2-1/2" templates?

When routing signs using the 2-1/2″ templates, you will want to use the 3/8″ LR Router Bit with a 5/8″ Guide Bushing.

When routing signs using the 1-1/2″ templates, you will want to use the 1/4″ LR Router Bit with a 7/16″ Guide Bushing.

You can purchase a 1/2″ bit (#2213) and use this with the 2-1/2″ templates to create ‘bold’ letters.

For your convenience guide bushings and router bits can be purchased separately.

Do you offer vertical letter templates?

Currently, Milescraft only makes vertical number templates that can be purchased as a set. The set includes 1-1/2″ and 2-1/2″ number templates.

While we do not manufacture vertical letters, there is a router forum that outlines a process on how to create your own set up to do this. With this modification, you will be able to create vertical signs.

Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.routerforums.com/sign-making/11165-vertical-sign-making-2.html

How do I paint or finish my signs?

Painting or Finishing Signs – Helpful Hints:

Hint 1:

Spray paint the entire workpiece after it has been routed. After the paint is dry, sanding the entire sign with a belt sander will remove the paint from the high spots and leave paint in the areas that have been routed. Be sure to sand the workpiece evenly.

Hint 2:

Place Tuck Tape, or another sheathing tape, over the surface that you want to rout out. The router cuts through the tape and into the workpiece. After routing is complete, spray paint over the lettering, (usually two coats) and once dry, remove the tape. This can be done with the help of a shop knife or Exacto blade. This method cuts down on sanding.

How do I use both sizes of letter templates with one sign?

If you have two routers, set one up with ¼” router bit and 7/16” bushing, and the other with 3/8” (or ½”) and 5/8” bushing. This will allow you to complete the routing without stopping and changing.

What bits can I use for sign making?

  • 1/4″ and 3/8″ round nose bits are the standard sizes
  • 1/2″ round nose bit adds greater depth and width to the characters
  • V-groove bits create beveled sidewalls.
  • Straight bits leave perpendicular sidewalls that add shadows for more contrast

How do I rout characters with inner fields?

When routing letters and numbers with inner fields (A, B, D, O, P, Q, R, 6, 8, 9, and zero), hold the guide bushing tightly against the other perimeter of the template as you rout. Even a slight wandering off the template wall could result in a botched character. It is best to use a test piece first.

How do I make signs that stand out?

  • If you are painting your sign, almost any wood species will do
  • For clear finished signs, laminate two contrasting wood species, such as padauk-on-maple (best for indoor use)
  • For outdoor signs, choose cedar, redwood, or white oak (these species resist rot)
  • After routing signs, use spray paint for a quick way to add contrast, plane or sand after the paint dries
  • Don’t apply a clear-film finish to outdoor signs; the sun’s ultraviolet rays will cause it to discolor and peel
  • Use pigmented deck finish or leave outdoor signs bare and allow it to weather naturally

When routing the inside of open letters, it is possible to get a flat surface?

Yes. It is recommended to make a full pass with the core box bit along the inside edge of the letter template. Then switch to ½” router bit with a bottom-cutting flute to get a flat surface. Light sanding may still be needed.

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