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You, Me & Infinity

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Steven Vasquez

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Steven Vasquez
USA

General Information

A simple sign, great for a gift to that special someone.
Text inside can be removed or customized to your liking.

Like this project Open in Easel®
Material Description Price
Birch Plywood

Birch Plywood

Thickness: 1/2 in, Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in

$10.49

Carbide V-Bits

Carbide V-Bits

Shank Diameter: 1/4 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/2 in, Tip Angle: 90 Degree, Overall Length: 1.8 in, Ring Color: Green/White

$13.99

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

Solid Carbide Upcut Fish Tail Spiral Bits

1/8" Upcut Fish Tail Carving Bit

$8.49

$32.97
from Inventables

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Stain

1- Use a 90 degree V-bit to engrave the text first.
2- Keeping the same zero location use a 1/8" Up-cut bit to cut the outline shape.
3- After sanding, apply stain all over.
4- Apply a heavy amount of stain in the v-carved lettering.
5- Wipe away the excess stain, but leave the sating in the lettering to give it a bold contrast.

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Other

Visit my website: L4MakerShop.com

Purchase decals and other items form my Etsy store:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/L4MakerShop/

Lonnie Stewart
I can't open this in Easel, it says it has not been shared. Would love to give it a try.
Lonnie Stewart
Steven Vasquez
Sorry, should be unlocked now. Enjoy.
Steven Vasquez
Alan Teepe
I have tried several time to cut this, and each time I get a message that there is nothing to cut with current settings. I have a 1/8 straight bit for rouging and a 90 deg V for finish can you sugest what I have done wrong.
Alan Teepe
Steven Vasquez
I read that if you have Two-stage cut (fast & detail bits) turned ON it will give you that error. Use the second workpiece with outline only to cut and make sure two stage engraving is OFF. Use the third workpiece for engraving. If needed I can send you raw SVG file. Facebook contact @lycan004
Steven Vasquez
Thomas
I am a beginning. Please excuse my ignorance. Alan said; "I have a 1/8 straight bit for roughing and a 90 deg V to finish". What does this mean? Does it mean that you use a 1/8 to cut out the sign and a 90 deg v to cut our the names? Thank you
Thomas
Steven Vasquez
Correct, the 1/8" spiral bit cuts the outline out and the 90 V-bit engraves the text. What you will do is square up your wood sheet and secure it. Do the text first with the V-bit. Next without removing the wood, install a 1/8 bit and be sure to select "Use Last XY Home" (this keeps the alignment).
Steven Vasquez
Curtis R Wiemers
I am beginning too. Please excuse my ignorance. Did you put another board under the work piece so you can't cut into the Inventables work board? If not, how to you prevent this from happening. thanks
Curtis R Wiemers
Steven Vasquez
No worries, the X-carve is designed for you to cut (a little bit) in to the Waste Board. The name waste board implies it's mean to be a replaceable sacrificial component. You can however use scrap wood as you mentioned. https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve-1000mm-waste-board-kit--2
Steven Vasquez
Curtis R Wiemers
How or where do you turn two stage engraving on/off?
Curtis R Wiemers
Steven Vasquez
In between the "Bit" box and "Cut Settings" box there is a "+" (plus sign) box. Click on the plus sign box, it will activate now showing a "Detail Bit" box. You will use the detail bit as the second stage, Easel will automatically stop, let you change bits and then run again.
Steven Vasquez
Steven Vasquez
Click on the "x" in the Detail bit box to close it (i.e. turn off).
Steven Vasquez
Shann Galuza
It wont let me care the vbit part with basic Easel, says I have to have easel pro. Is that true? How can I carve the text without a vbit and not with PRO?
Shann Galuza
James
What font did you use?
James
Steven Vasquez
The font is part of Easel, it's called Lavanderia.
Steven Vasquez
Steven Vasquez
Shann Galuza - If you click on Easel Pro and scroll to the bottom of the pop-up box you will see that you can activate 1 of the 4 days available each month to use Easel Pro for FREE.
Steven Vasquez