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Re: Monograms

Postby SB61 » Tue May 02, 2017 2:29 am

I want to do a monogram for my granddaughter 3rd birthday. This is my first attempt at trying to monogram. I downloaded the vine monogram letters from Font Bros.
Could someone tell me if I did this correctly, the letters look skinny to me.

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Sam
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Re: Monograms

Postby buck4 » Tue May 02, 2017 11:48 am

Did you use the BOLD fonts? I have found that when doing these there is a lot of node editing just to get out the un-even lines and curves.
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Re: Monograms

Postby scottp55 » Tue May 02, 2017 12:32 pm

Instead of one toolpath ON the line,
Perhaps run 2 toolpaths?
One inside the line, one outside the line?
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Re: Monograms

Postby adze_cnc » Tue May 02, 2017 5:22 pm

Or just use one toolpath (in your case "1A PROFILE OUTSIDE LINES .125EM") but select all the vectors and let the software figure out the inside and outside cuts.
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Re: Monograms

Postby scottp55 » Tue May 02, 2017 6:35 pm

Hmm...Thanks Adze...you learn something new everyday:)
I didn't think it would it on something like that!
Thanks!
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Re: Monograms

Postby SB61 » Tue May 02, 2017 8:04 pm

Thanks to ALL.....that really helps!
Just one other question. Do you put tabs on all the parts or just cut out without tabs?

Thanks again to all,

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Re: Monograms

Postby dwilli9013 » Tue May 02, 2017 8:15 pm

SB61 wrote:Thanks to ALL.....that really helps!
Just one other question. Do you put tabs on all the parts or just cut out without tabs?

Thanks again to all,

Sam


ALL THE PARTS. Those inside pieces can become quite the projectiles. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monograms

Postby FixitMike » Tue May 02, 2017 11:54 pm

As an option, one can pocket the smaller holes rather than profiling with tabs. Your choice.
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Re: Monograms

Postby dwilli9013 » Wed May 03, 2017 1:47 am

FixitMike wrote:As an option, one can pocket the smaller holes rather than profiling with tabs. Your choice.


Even pocketing sometimes presents projectiles. I agree pocketing makes a differance but still debri is an issue. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monograms

Postby SB61 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:59 pm

What is the best plywood to use for letters.
I tried some Appleply from HD and it cut to fuzzy on the ends.
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Re: Monograms

Postby Rcnewcomb » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:20 pm

- Randall Newcomb
10 fingers in, 10 fingers out - another good day in the shop
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Re: Monograms

Postby adze_cnc » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:50 pm

Hey Randall,

The link you provided was quite amusing.

Baltic birch’s core is unlike traditional plywood you may be used to seeing: the layers of inner plies are 1.5 mm-thick solid birch veneer, cross-banded, and laminated with exterior grade adhesive. It’s a recipe that results in a void-free core with a number of advantages, which is why in the U.S. we’ve discovered that the material is fantastic for thousands of projects in woodworking.


Unlike traditional plywood?

1. plies are birch. OK, fine I wouldn't expect poplar or pine ply to be made of birch. But how is birch better?
2. cross-banded. What, no other plywood is cross-banded?
3. exterior grade adhesive. Again why is this important? My bookshelf in my living room is unlikely to be rained upon. I have no data to confirm or deny if other plywood manufacturers use a similar adhesive.
4. it's void free until you find one. Granted the voids tend to be twig sized.

What he doesn't mention is that BB ply is prone to splintering (think porcupine) and fuzzing via tablesaw or upcut router bits.
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Re: Monograms

Postby Creation in Wood » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:31 pm

Great idea
Thank You
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Re: Monograms

Postby SB61 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:37 pm

IMG_0051.PNG



I am trying to do this shape for my wife. Does anyone know how I could get the outline. I know how to put the letter in the center.

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Re: Monograms

Postby Creation in Wood » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:50 pm

Great job
Thank You
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