If you want to use the same quote & size that we used – all you have to do is click “Open in Easel” and you’ll be ready to carve in minutes.
We designed this quote with custom fonts we found online in Inkscape (a free vector graphic design program that pulls the fonts from your computers). Once the quote was designed and sized correctly, we saved it as an SVG file and imported into Easel Pro.
In Easel Pro, you can simply move the words around to fin on your MDF panels more efficiently before carving.
Clamp down your wood stock on the X-Carve cutting back, turn on the dust collection system and run the carve.
We used our Dremel rotary tool to slice through the tabs that the X-Carve leaves behind and then cleaned up further with the Dremel and a 150 grit sanding bit.
Be careful, however, because some of the spots on the letters are thin and very fragile.
Next apply several light coats of spray primer and white spray paint. Let dry.
Cut down Command picture hanging strips into smaller pieces and put on the backs of the letters. Have one person hold a level on the wall and another person press the letters into place. Hold for 30 seconds to secure.
For more detailed instructions, check out our step by step blog post at https://www.makingmanzanita.com/how-to-make-wooden-letters/