Make a name sign with a JIGSAW!!!

Make a name sign with a JIGSAW!!!

This is how I make name signs using a jigsaw! Maybe you’re like me and you don’t have a cnc router, or a laser that it powerful enough to cut name signs. Why let that stop you? Here are some tips to help you create your own signs!
1. Print the name to be the size that you want.
2. Cut your mdf or wood to the size of your sign.
3. Place clear contact paper on the mdf/wood and use spray adhesive to glue the name to the contact paper.
4. Drill pilot holes with a 7/32 drill bit on all the inside letters and around the edges of the name (not on the lines).
5. Using a SCROLL blade on your jigsaw, cut out the insides of the letters.
6. Cut the outside and tape as you go, so that your sign remains reinforced and you have a sturdy-ish surface to work with.
7.Remove the contact paper when you’re done.
8. Take a nap, because this just took you at least 2 hours. That doesn’t include the time to design the sign, nor the time to paint it!


  1. Tamara Evans on June 29, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    You did an excellent! I just need to learn how to create the large stencil now. Thank you

  2. daddy kaizer on June 29, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    is it possible to use this method to cut acyclic sheets? without a laser

  3. Free of Us martinez on June 29, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Can I use 3/4 inch birch plywood?

  4. Eeloie on June 29, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Great job! I want to make one, but much smaller. I read your answers to the comments and I’m so grateful that I did. I guess I’ll have to invest in a scroll saw. Thank you for being one of the YouTubers that actually takes the time to answer questions!! First time seeing one of your videos, I am subscribing!

  5. House scrapper on June 29, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    oh my I’m making this today you are a life saver I’m new to this wood cutting too ang getting more confident by the minute watching your videos.

  6. Adrienne Ashby on June 29, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Wow!! You’re so multitalented! That’s beautiful!!

  7. Talk Hale Ladies Let's Chat on June 29, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    omg girl this was amazing

  8. Joycelyn Moore on June 29, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Great video! What program did you use to print the name on paper?

  9. Tim Sharr on June 29, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Very impressive !

  10. J Chappy on June 29, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Great job! Came out good

  11. Larry Jung on June 29, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Another awesome video! You make this look easy! What would you say is the smallest sign/ lettering that would be fine using a jigsaw?

  12. Teresa_del_rey on June 29, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Do this MDF chip like plywood does with a jigsaw?

  13. Free of Us martinez on June 29, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Isn’t the scroll blade for a scroll saw Im so confused please help me understand?

  14. richi s on June 29, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    brilliant.very nea job like a pro.are u using mdf or plywood