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Project by SirGareth posted 12-30-2014 01:20 AM 1168 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been quite a while since I’ve posted, due to work and health issues. My sister-in-law wanted a letter V to hang on her wall. She wanted Times New Roman and liked the color variation she had seen in my bandsaw boxes. This is six inches tall, made from laminating up several half-inch wide strips. This was a quick project and a chance to use my new bandsaw, which worked really well. This finish is danish oil with lacquer.

Now my wife wants a letter D in a checkerboard pattern. I don’t own a scroll saw, so I’m contemplating the best way to approach cutting out the inside space. I might manage it with my jigsaw. I also thought about cutting through the left side of the D where the top and bottom curves meet, then patching with a contrasting spline. But, that would spoil the checkerboard effect. Does anyone have any suggestions?

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 01:24 AM

Nice looking V!

I would cut the middle of the D carefully using a handheld jig saw. Use the correct blade, or put take on the piece and you shouldn’t get too much tear out.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 03:05 PM

Times New Roman, of all fonts. I think it is way too common. You should have used pine and oak. The most common species for the most common font.

—from a typography nerd

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 10:55 PM

Thanks Dave. Good advice, as always.

LJ, perhaps I should have used pine and pine? ;)

-- Even if you fall on your face, you are still moving forward. - Tim, Southern California

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