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    Default Name Signs

    This is one of my recent projects. The challenge was to orient the grain vertically so the letters wouldn't break so easily.
    Steve

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    Nice Job Steve! -- I like Text Font you used.
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    Ditto. Very Nice!
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    Steve:
    Your project looks great. Have you tried it out on various woods? Looks like something I should try. I also like the text font you used.
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    Very cool! Nice job on adding some 3D to the lettering.

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    This project is made of Oak. I have tried many different woods on this type of name sign and found that the more dense woods carve better and have less tendency to break. Aromatic ceder makes a beautiful sign but, doesn't carve very well because it is too soft and breaks easily. Also, the font and the actual letters are a factor. For instance, the "S" or the "T" can snap off easily whether the grain runs horizontal or vertical. I chose the "Snap" font for this sign for looks and durability. The 3D effect was done in Aspire and saved as a pattern.
    Last edited by SteveNelson46; 03-07-2012 at 11:10 AM.
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    Did you cut out the letters on a band/scroll saw or use the CW? I've had issues a couple times with the cutout function and had a project ruined at the last minute. I often get it all carved and then use a bandsaw for the perimeter cutouts. Just curious on this one because it looks like it might be a challenge for the machine.
    Last edited by chevytrucking; 02-13-2012 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Thought 1st post might not make sense.

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    Very nice job. Nice office gift.

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    Impressive! How did you dome the letters?
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    Really nice , The grain steps right out at you.


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    Last edited by b.sumner47; 03-07-2012 at 08:55 PM.

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