1st commissioned piece

Here is my first commissioned piece for a friend with the longmill. Its made from 3/4 pine plywood (stained & finished with satin lacquer). Used a 90⁰ V-Bit for the letters and chamfers, and 1/4" straight bit for the profile.


Looks great, I like how the grain pattern flows through the whole sign. Did you do any painting for the letters?

I made a very similar piece for my first sign attempt.

This was all done with a laser, not a mill. I cut the individual pieces on my table saw and applied the chamfer. Lasered them up and glued it together. More work that way, but was able to use solid wood. I this this is a Brazilian cherry that I had laying around the shop from another project.

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That looks amazing! I also made one similar to the way you made yours for my family (before I had the longmill) just without the laser and used vinyl for the letters. To answer your question above, I did not paint any of the letters the stain actually made the letters come out darker than the rest of the piece. Thank you for the kind compliments!