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Forum topic by Redford1947 posted 01-25-2011 04:07 AM 1218 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2011 04:07 AM

I am making a blanket chest for my grandaughter. I would like to carve, engrave, route her name on the front panel. I did some looking online for templates but am more confused. Also thought it would be nice to have a carved (routed) diagram of some sort, an animal or mabe some kind of rosette kind of thing.

Would appreciate any advice or suggestions.


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#1 posted 01-25-2011 04:34 AM

For Christmas, I turned a baseball bat for a nephew. I wanted to put his I initials on it. After considering several options, I took the bat to a professional engraver that did a laser engraving for me. It came out great and it only cost me $20. You may want to look into that.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 07:38 PM

I have done what Rich said with excellent results, it’s just so much easier and relatively inexpensive. As far as the carvings go, you can do the same provided your engraver has the pattern you may want or Sears sells a nice little cnc machine that I understand can do all of that for you provided you want to spend some moolah.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 03:22 PM

I bought an inlay from Rockler but am a little unsure of the next step. Do I just trace an outline of the oval and have at with the router? Would I better with a sharp utility knife and a chisel? Cost a bit of money so I want it to look nice.


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