Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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We paint a lot of signs & adding hardware can add up so we were excited to try out this keyhole slot router bit from Rockler.

Many of our signs are fairly heavy, especially the reclaimed wood signs so on those we'll still use d-rings but on our smaller signs this will be perfect!

First, Eddie made a template in order to keep everything straight and neat.

We use a BOSCH router -- I love it.

Now it was just a matter of lining everything up and letting the router do it's job.

See the arrows in the picture below?  Line up your router below the top of your sign first, because in order to create your keyhole slot you will move the router up towards the top of your sign.

Once your lined up then slowly sit your router down on your board and move forward until you are stopped by the template.

What we learned is that you shouldn't lift up the router without turning it off -- that is if you want your keyhole slot to look nice & tidy.  Tip:  Turn off router, then lift it up off your sign.

Within just a few minutes of doing the first one and getting a feel for how it worked, Eddie had done 18 signs for me!  We are loving this new little tool.

Before we go, we wanted to share a few of our signs with you real quick, just in case your new around here.

You can find us on Etsy by searching -- mangoseedmarketplace -- all one word.  Thanks for stopping by and let us know if you try out the keyhole slot router bit.

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