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Old 12-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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I'm thinking there's someone out there that can tell me how to write a name in wood that has lower case (g or y )in it that is mounted on a board that would
sit on a desk. Like a name plate. I've cut a few out but they was all in a straight line. I'm I explaining myself good enough. Don
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I think I understand your problem and hope I can help you with descending characters. I have attached a strip of pics I cropped from a door topper I did for a church meeting room that had three different types of decenders.

In the first frame "y" you can see I was able to cut completely around the descender since the body of the y was attached to the base. In the middle, you see the y again and the "f" where I could not completely cut the letter, but by using a #1 spiral blade, I gave the essence of the letter.

In the final section, the letter g has the center removed, but has a few small bridges to hold the character in place.

Hope this helps. (Type face was Calligrapher 421--a WordŽ basic font @ 300 pt)
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I have cut them where the y or g is raised to make the name flat on the bottom but it doesn't look right.I just raise the whole name so the y or g is below the bottom and to me it looks better.Tony
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Thanks Jim and Tony ; That will give me an idea which way to go. I forgot to say that I cut a 15 degree angle on the bottom of the board before I trace my letters. When I'm done the words will angle backward . Jim the last picture in the line of pictures might get me closer. I'll play with it and send a picture later Thanks again to the both of you. Catch you later Don
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Hey Jim and Tony; I've been playing with how to get a written name on a base that has a (g or j or y) in it , So far if I'm using 3/4 stock I'm cutting 1/2 down 1/2 back on the face of the base plate. Remember I cut a 15 degree on bottom of the board that I traced the name on. After I cut the name out, then I cut some of the back of the ( g or y ) off and it will sit down on the base much better. Does that make any sense? I must not have my computer set for my camera right . I guess I'll have to get my .son to show me how to use my computer . Then I'll send a picture Don
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