How I Carve a 2-Liner Keychain

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Blog entry by DustyNewt posted 06-28-2018 12:17 PM 1529 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shows my methodology for carving one of my 2-Liner keychains. I have carved thousands of these for a wonderful customer to resell, and still have all my digits…(knock on wood).

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-- Peace in Wood ~

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 04:18 AM

so you just freehand all the letters from practice ? did you design your own font or start with another one ?

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#2 posted 06-30-2018 10:37 AM

Yes. Thanks for asking. In 1981 I used to cut thousands of various patterns on a bandsaw for a signmaker and I started cutting names for fun from the scraps for friends. I would do them freehand, bubble style letters. They got smaller and smaller and eventually became the style I use now for my keychains, minitags, chopsticks and desk names. All my letters are caps except for the lower case “e”, which is stronger than the cap “E”. Each letter combination presents unique “short grain” challenges that must be addressed to make them strong for eveyday keychain use (and abuse). They are strong.

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#3 posted 07-01-2018 04:49 AM

Thanks for the information

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