Thanks. The beveled edge and the border was cut with a 90 degree bit and the text and accents were done with a 60 degree bit. The size of the plaque is 21.5" wide by 38" long. Max depth on the text is 0.0911" The font is called "BlacklightD". This font works really nice for text as it cuts clean and deep enough to make it clear and crisp. This plaque was first sprayed with two coats of conversion varnish, cut, and lightly sprayed with a dark brown fast drying spray paint in the carving and the edge (I applied a little mask first). Then after the paint was dry, the overspray was sanded off and then two more coats of conversion varnish were applied. Sounds like a lot of fuss, but it's really not that bad. Staining veneered MDF plaques after cutting and then finishing is much quicker/easier, but I wanted the cherry to be natural and age to its nice warm color.
If I don't need a higher grade of veneer on the MDF, I can get oak and birch locally at Menards (this often requires digging to the bottom of the stack at 90lbs/sheet). The cherry MDF and a few others, I can get from my lumber/plywood supplier Friendship Hardwoods in Frienship, WI.
Here's a couple of mirrors done in oak and birch MDF with stain.
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