Oh, and you’re all invited to the big launch party this Thursday from 5-8pm at 400 Horsham Road! Get ready for some awesome local food, beer, and healthy cocktails. Plus you’ll get to see the finished sign and the rest of the new space, which we decked out with tons of beautiful reclaimed wood we literally pulled off the side of a barn up in Phillipsburg NJ. If you aren’t able to make it Thursday, keep checking back here for photos of the new space and the barn where we sourced all the beautiful wood.
On to the circle cutting!
You could obviously trace out a perfect circle in pencil, then do your best with a sure hand, a steady eye, and a jig or band saw. But it’ll never be perfect that way.
Cutting a perfect circle really isn’t as hard as it sounds. Especially if you have a Rockler circle cutting jig and a nice router. You don’t? Me neither. Lucky for us, even a scrap of wood, a single screw, and a crappy little palm router will do the trick, though you might find your router smoking and burnt out by the end if you’ve constantly pushed it too hard.
Here’s what you do: Find yourself a long enough scrap and notch out one end so your router fits snugly. At the other end, drill a hole a little wider than your screw. The distance between screw hole and router notch out (adding in the extra distance to the router bit, about 1.5 inches on a palm router) will be the radius of the final circle, so plan accordingly! Fire your screw in and go to town, increasing the depth of your cut just a little on each pass so your router doesn’t suffer the same fate as mine.
Voila! Now stay tuned for the finished sign. She’s a real beaut.