Scrabble-style Business Cards for my Sister

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This isn’t my first woodworking project by a long shot but it is the most recent fully completed project.

I guess that you could technically call this wood-burning but I’m not claiming any skill in that area! I used Adobe Illustrator to draw the art, used the Tilez font (free online) for the front, and engraved my sister’s information on the back.

I simply planed some nice sugar maple down to the height of standard Scrabble tiles, cut some end-grain slices, and then… put ‘em in my laser engraver! I ran the engraving at speed 100, power 15, at 600DPI.

The laser engraver works just like a printer! You put your material into the device and the hit “Print”! Great!

I hand sanded them prior to engraving and then finished with a couple of coats of clear seal-a-cell.

If you need an English professor, shoot her an e-mail!

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 09:46 PM

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 10:48 PM

Awesome do you take orders for more?

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#3 posted 05-16-2009 12:12 AM

What a cool idea!

-- Professional firefighter (retired). Amateur everything else I try to do.

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#4 posted 05-16-2009 01:05 AM

Great looking and very inventive.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 05-16-2009 01:31 AM

very cool…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#6 posted 05-16-2009 02:07 AM

This is great. Maybe we all should have one of these.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#7 posted 05-16-2009 02:37 AM

Great way to make a pesonalized gift.

They look fantastic. At first I thought you glued tiles together!hahaha

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 05-16-2009 04:53 AM

That’s a great and novel idea.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#9 posted 05-16-2009 05:51 AM

If it were my sister, I’d have a knot on my head for putting her email online!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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