Engraving bits & fonts

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Engraving bits & fonts

Postby giltzow » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:39 pm

Hi New here with my first post. I am wanting to do some engraving in wood - Maple and walnut. Would like to fill the engraving with black or white paint. The letters and numbers are small 3/32" to 3/16" high. Would like to know which bits to use and what fonts might work best. Thanks Mike G
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Re: Engraving bits & fonts

Postby Verucktjim2 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:10 pm

Hi Mike, I havent tried that small of a font especially not in wood. But anything is possible. Try using a 60 degree v-bit.
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Re: Engraving bits & fonts

Postby redwood » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:05 am

I would try a engraving bit like a Whiteside SC50, I believe. Be very gentle, the tips break easily.
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Re: Engraving bits & fonts

Postby giltzow » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:01 am

Thanks guys. I'll be careful - Mike G
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Re: Engraving bits & fonts

Postby highpockets » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:19 am

Here's a good thread discussion on machining tiny fonts.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24839
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