For various reasons, I can’t post most of the things I make. Here’s an exception I made a little while ago that I think might be useful for people to see. They were gifts so I didn’t want to post them until now.
I designed them as a single shape with no holes, so that both the positive and negative cuts were usable, with the names flat on the bottom so they could rest on a desk, a window ledge, etc. The plaques can be hung or attached to a door. I did not cut hanging/nail holes for flexibility.
They were cut from Proofgrade maple and the plaques are 4" x 11.5". Design time was 90 minutes from start to finish; production time 10 minutes (<5 minutes actual cutting time).
I started with the fonts Merienda and Montez, but every letter was edited, some extensively. They didn’t connect, all the vowels had holes, the f descended, the i looked pretty different, etc. Sometimes when I do this, there is little left of the original font. Here it’s like 60% for Sofia and 75% for Lena. I do not know of any font where you can just type and get results like this.