“It is amazing to me how the most mundane topics can come to life by stories that explain the challenges, details, process and pride that go into almost any work or craft.”
These words could apply to a wide range of craft work, but Israel happened to be writing about the sign making trade, and – more specifically – referring to this very blog in its younger days. And so, in keeping with an esteemed tradition, here’s a bit of down-to-earth, nitty-gritty shop talk. This little photo series demonstrates how we “sharpen” an inside corner, after routing a cove edge with the hand router.
Then, of course, you have to repeat the process again for each inside corner. No wonder so many signs in this world are rectangular!
It takes a little extra time to “cut-corners”, but it sure gives the sign a nice, crisp look.