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Project by KnotCurser posted 461 days ago 1183 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make something to display at work to let people know that I can now make large “Scrabble-like” letters in a variety of sizes. Usually, once they see them, they get ideas in their own heads on how they can use them in their own homes.

What better way than replacing my drab old name plate with a magnetized group of letters!

I grabbed a piece of poplar from a pallet slat (gotta LOVE reclaimed wood!), planed it down and cut it into a bunch of three inch squares.

I took a few minutes to resize the letters needed in my CNC program and then let my CNC Router run.

A soak in lemon oil, countersink some magnets in the backs and I’m all set!

I’ll hang this above my desk tomorrow. Hopefully, this will generate a few orders.

Oh – BTW, my name is only worth 18 points. Not so good in Scrabble, I’m afraid….......

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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degoose

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#1 posted 461 days ago

Unless it was on a triple work score…LOL

I have just started making these letters on my laser engraver… got my first order last week…
They are lots of fun and your CNC had done a great job…
Miine are just under 4 inches square…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 461 days ago

Great minds think alike Larry!

The first full set I created was 4 inch squares as well. I now also have a set of 3 inch ones.

It’s just a matter of resizing my saved patterns, re-exporting the code and saving it for each letter I need and I can do any size I want. They look best, however, at around four inches.

I wonder which look better – the laser or the router? You would get crisper edges with the laser, but does it show burn marks? My router will allow a much larger letter to be cut deeper if needed I would imagine. Interesting comparison…......... Can you post a pic of one of your letters?

Thanks, Larry!

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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rance

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#3 posted 461 days ago

Nice one Bob. What size bit? And what kind of a cnc router do you have?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 460 days ago

Rance,

I’m using a GVEE – 5.5 Deg Tip 0.031 – 0.25 inches bit.

I have an Oliver Brand “Intellicarve” machine and I LOVE it. Very reliable and versatile.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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scrollingmom

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#5 posted 460 days ago

Very nice and I really like how they turned out.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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SPalm

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#6 posted 460 days ago

Nice work Bob.
They look really crisp. What font did you use?

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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KnotCurser

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#7 posted 460 days ago

Thanks Steve!

The font for the letters is newsGoth – it’s a perfect match

The font for the number is QuickType II – also a nice match.

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 458 days ago

Great idea and it generates a lot of possibilities for projects. Like the use of pallet wood. Well done!

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