Open the project and click on the text to change it to whatever you would like.
You can use the align tools to make sure everything is centered.
Once your design is done, you can carve the project.
I used a v-bit to get all of the details and eliminate the need to use two bits.
The second workpiece includes a square if you would like to carve out the design from a larger sheet.
OPTIONAL: Stain the wood if you would like it to be a different color. The go one with the next steps.
I wanted to paint in the letters, so before I did that, I used a sanding sealer to prevent the paint from bleeding into the wood.
Brush the sealer on, and let it dry for an hour. Make sure you get sealer in all the engraved parts.
Once the sealer is dry, use paint (I used craft acrylic paint), to fill in the letters. Because the sanding sealer puts a protective layer over the wood, you can paint sloppy and get paint on the surface of the sign.
Once the paint is dry, take a sander or sandpaper to the surface of the sign and remove any excess paint.
Now you can add a clasp or carve a hole in the back to hang it up!
John W. Andrews
Eric M. Kipp