Suggest a better font

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Suggest a better font

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This design is 8X10 I think I need a better font.
The letters are .5 .75. Some of the experts on this
forum do small lettering all the time. Some of these
letters have some very thin parts that I don't think
will carve very well. Any suggestion for a small font
and what V-bit I might use.

PS I will be adding a pencil

Thank You
Don
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Personally, I'm a fan of the Times New Roman font that you used. Very commonly used because it is so readable. The fancy fonts are less easily read and, since I am an engineer, I prefer practicality over "look at me!".

I don't consider .5" to be small letters myself. I've used Times New Roman as small as .15" high successfully with a 45 degree V bit. (The following is .5" high lettering. The sign was carved with a 60 degree bit.) I usually use .050" for the flat depth setting.
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I agree with Mike. Many newspapers use this font for the reasons explained by Mike.

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Offtopic: there are two spelling mistakes inside your pencil text :D

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vip-klaus wrote:Offtopic: there are two spelling mistakes inside your pencil text :D
No misakes, Don jus doesn' like he over use of he leer "T" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Yep I see all 3 of the mistakes (lololo)

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martin54 wrote: No misakes, Don jus doesn' like he over use of he leer "T" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Martin: could you please translate this for a german guy? :shock:

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Martin: could you please translate this for a german guy? :shock:
Er mach kein Fehler. Er ha das Buchsabe “T” nich gern
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vip-klaus wrote:
martin54 wrote: No misakes, Don jus doesn' like he over use of he leer "T" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Martin: could you please translate this for a german guy? :shock:
It was a bad try at humour :lol: :lol:

Put the letter "T" in my reply & it reads, No Mistakes, Don just doesn't like the over use of the letter "T"

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Hello Martin, hello rcnewcomb,

thanks for the explanation. That was really easy. :)

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I guess it makes more sense in German.... lol.

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ezurick wrote:I guess it makes more sense in German.... lol.
Bei solchen Wortspielen könnte das sein, ja. :D

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I bought a T and there where 2 of them. I asked to solve the puzzle
and this was my answer. JK LOL needs a little cleaning up
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Don, looks like a lot of the letters could use a bit more space, something to think about for future projets, opening up the lettering a little can make a big difference, if your not sure how much then use the toolpath preview which is very accurate. Use the toolpath colour option & select the paint colour your going to use. :lol: :lol:

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vip-klaus wrote:
ezurick wrote:I guess it makes more sense in German.... lol.
Bei solchen Wortspielen könnte das sein, ja. :D
Translated: Such puns could be, yes.

I have to admit, I had to use google to translate that.. lol. I also will embarrassingly admit that I spent 6 years in the 70-80's in West Germany while in the military, and I never got to learn the language completely. I could communicate sparingly with "Ein a beer bitta" and simple things... but I am already dyslectic to try to convert a simple sentence structure, such as, "I am going down to the train station" to something like, "train station going down to, I am, or 'Ich'". It just confuses the heck out of me.... lol. Sorry to blab.. just had to share that...

and I so miss the volksmarches, the brats and the beer! Earning a little cute medal for walking 20km.... lol. THAT was heavan!

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