Recycling to make some signs

I recently acquired a trim router as I had been looking at making some signs.

I had two types of wood, both recycled, one was a disassembled pine bread bin recovered from a skip and the other was some oak flooring planks that our neighbours were replacing.

I realised why I was struggling to see the lines when routing. I now know to keep the “window” of the router facing me so I can see what’s going on at the cutter.

Not bad for a first attempt, maybe a bit rustic, but that gives them a bit of charm. More practice needed.