Thin or Thick Lettering

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Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby SteveNelson46 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:32 am

I'm making a house sign for my daughter and her husband. They recently moved into a new house in southern Maryland and I'm trying to decide which style of lettering looks better. They both are the same size and font but one is bold.
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby scottp55 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:37 am

Just my quick impression from flicking back and forth between the two.....Thick
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby highpockets » Fri May 17, 2019 2:47 am

+1 thick
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby gkas » Fri May 17, 2019 3:10 am

+1 Bold
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby mtylerfl » Fri May 17, 2019 3:44 am

Yes, the Bold!
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby dwilli9013 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:31 pm

Bold hands down. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby TReischl » Fri May 17, 2019 1:45 pm

Bold
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby TReischl » Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Or as they say "Go big or go home!"
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby Leo » Fri May 17, 2019 4:24 pm

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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby SteveNelson46 » Fri May 17, 2019 6:13 pm

I was kind of in favor of the bold font also so I gave it a try. The v-carve just barely went all the way through the board. The 15" by 24" sign was designed with a .75" thick board and there are several layered components. The banner was the thickest and the height of the border was adjusted so it didn't come up through the banner. Then the height of the background was adjusted to match the inside edge of the border. The problem was that I really didn't have enough board thickness for all of the adjustments, I didn't consider the size of the lettering, and I didn't think about how deep the v-carved lettering would go (oops). It looked okay in the preview but changing the lettering to bold was a last minute adjustment. I have increased the board thickness to 1" and adjusted the heights of the components. I'll give it another try today.
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby mtylerfl » Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Hi Steve,

Sorry to hear things went south on you.

If you set a Flat Depth for your bolder letters, they won’t carve through your board (as long as you make the Flat Depth less than your board thickness, of course).
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby SteveNelson46 » Sat May 18, 2019 12:30 am

mtylerfl wrote:Hi Steve,

Sorry to hear things went south on you.

If you set a Flat Depth for your bolder letters, they won’t carve through your board (as long as you make the Flat Depth less than your board thickness, of course).


I tried that but I really didn't like the look. A 1 inch thick board will be a little heavier but may look better anyway. I haven't had a chance to work in the shop today. Tomorrow is another day.
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby mtylerfl » Sat May 18, 2019 12:59 am

Sounds good, Steve! I’m sure the plaque will come out great!
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby TReischl » Sat May 18, 2019 1:02 am

Well, you could also go "semi" bold.

Convert the text to curves and then offset them a bit.
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Re: Thin or Thick Lettering

Postby highpockets » Sat May 18, 2019 1:24 am

You could use a larger v-bit or different angle.
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