I could really use some help here. Every once in a while I will do a job (Plaque) that requires lengthy wording and long lists of names... all 0.4375" or smaller in height. You would think this is not a problem, but up until a few days ago I was never able to find the ideal font that would simplify my job. With all the fonts available, and using roughing toolpaths with 1/8" end mills and finishing toolpaths with 0.5mm ball nose bits I've never been able to get clean lettering. I've always had to do lots of dremel work on the letter A especially... and forget even attempting to machine letters that are non-capitals.. Oh, and the prep work is very tedious with all the kerning (text-spacing) required prior to creating toolpaths.
So here's the deal... a few days ago I did a few plaques for Memorial Day to present to our Color Guard. I mistakenly loaded a pocket toolpath into one of the plaques where it should have been a V-carve toolpath.. this turned out to be a fortuitous moment for me in that I discovered a font that appears to be what I have been searching for all along. Amazingly, my mistake presented me with raised letters that were very small, yet very legible... and all this with a 60 degree V-bit with a 1/16" blunt tip.. I still am in disbelief that this carving was done with that bit, but there it is.. photos are included...
So I'm thinking... If a blunt-tip 60 degree V-bit can do that on 0.275" letters, what are the possibilities using a 30 degree sharp-tipped x 1/8" shank V-Bit to mill out 0.4375" high letters? I'm hoping for the perfect beveled raised lettering!
Alright...my problem now is that I have searched through hundreds, if not thousands of fonts and cannot find this font...Wahhhh!
I'm hoping that there is a "Font Guru" here who might be able to help me out..
See attached photos for explanation and illustration of the font I am searching for.