I need to put a 7 letter word on a wood project (a stepstool) made of birch
ply. I'd try engraving it with a Dremel, but my handwriting is ridiculous.
Is there any such thing as a set of lettering templates that would stand up
to being bumped by a spinning Dremel bit? Other solutions? The lettering
needs to be about 2" high, but not necessarily fancy. If the result is inset
letters, I'd paint the indented areas to contrast with the surround.
How about a router mounted on a pantograph? Course, if the stepstool is
already assembled it could be tricky...
I've got one from Sears that included a few pictures as well as, I think, 2
sets of letters to get you started.
From Sears's web site: Sears item #00925187000. $55.00. Maybe eBay can get
Thank you. I was going to include in my question the fact that this could be
a one-time thing, but who knows? I own at least 20 tools that were one-time
use items, but turned out to be otherwise. What the hell....why not another?
I hadn't thought of that, but now that you've reminded me, I've used dry
transfer letters and decals for stuff like that. Topped with poly in those
days. I'm not sure how they would fare with shellac or lacquer. Worth a
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I have used iron on transfers with good success. Get the iron on paper
at an office supply store, make what ever design you like on the
computer, print it out and iron it on, and cover with some poly.
Obviously you will want to do a test on scrap first. Hope it helps.
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