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    Here are four names that I've free-handed, that is, the script is actually my own writing. I'm trying to figure out a better way to cut the lower part of letters that fall below the line. If you look at the "y" and "g" you'll see what I mean. They just don't seem to stand out very well. I cut some of these out for the kids at our Fall Festival.
    Any comments and/or suggestions are always welcome.

    Bubba
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    "Live as though Christ died yesterday, arose this morning, and is coming back tomorrow."

  • #2
    My oh my. Your hand writing is pretty enough you could be a girl....Hey no hittin. I was just funnin.. Nice job all kidding aside.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
      My oh my. Your hand writing is pretty enough you could be a girl....Hey no hittin. I was just funnin.. Nice job all kidding aside.
      Well, they told my mom I was supposed to be a girl, so I was brought home from the hospital in a dress. Maybe it rubbed off somehow. LOL
      And...hittin' old guys is a jailin' offense, so no worries.
      Thanks for the compliment on the names. You know...my real talent is copying people's signatures and cutting them out. Surprisingly I get very few requests for that.

      Bubba
      "Live as though Christ died yesterday, arose this morning, and is coming back tomorrow."

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      • #4
        Hi, Bubba,
        Nice work! In the examples you show here, you could actually cut the entire
        bottom portion of the letter and it will not fall out because it is attached on
        each side by the preceeding and following letters. Maybe that would help a little
        with those particular tails on letters like 'Y' and 'G'.
        God Bless! Spirithorse

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        • #5
          Hey Bubba , looks real good to me for being free-handed . I'm to lazy for that I prefer the printer version myself ........
          Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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          • #6
            Originally posted by marshall View Post
            Hey Bubba , looks real good to me for being free-handed . I'm to lazy for that I prefer the printer version myself ........
            I like using a printer, too, when I can. When I work from my trailer I have no computer, no printer, just me, some scrpa wood, a pencil, and my dad's DW788 mounted to its stand and tied down with cargo straps. It's kinda like a portable shop. I can pull it and park anywhere. Any kid can come along and want their name done so I have to be able to be Johnny-on-the-spot. It's a good attraction and an excellent way to introduce kids to the scroll saw.

            Bubba
            "Live as though Christ died yesterday, arose this morning, and is coming back tomorrow."

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            • #7
              They look great,freehand awesome.I can't even read my scribbling.
              Tony

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              • #8
                Hi Bubba, nice work. The way I get around the "tails" of letters is, I use all capital letters. I know this is not "normal" or what you are looking to do but it is the only way I know of to make all the letters even at the bottom. BTW my daughters name is Gabby and she does not notice the letters are all caps. She is just happy to have her name on some of my projects for her. Not sure if this helps.
                Mark
                Proud new owner of an EX-21

                WWW.MGMWOODWORKS.COM

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