Baptismal Nameplate

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Project by jerrells posted 11-24-2012 08:08 PM 1270 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a Baptismal Nameplate that I made for a young family at Church. They just had their fourth child, but the first girl. I used a font technique that I learned from Steve Good and a cross pattern from Keith at Shelia Landry Designs. The base is about eight inches long and two inches wide. Made of oak except the cross is maple.

Thanks for looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Keith Fenton

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#1 posted 11-24-2012 10:19 PM

Beautiful job. I’m sure the family will love it!

-- Scroll saw patterns @

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#2 posted 11-24-2012 10:48 PM

Very nice work

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 04:13 AM

What a great gift, and very nicely done. Just what I need for my grandson. Can you tell a little more about “the font technique” you used to write the name?

Dave B.

-- Davis B - Baker Wood Classics - "Making the Antiques of Tomorrow'

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 04:29 PM

Very nice. Love the font and wood selection. You did a great cutting and design job.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 11-25-2012 06:51 PM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 11-25-2012 07:04 PM

Here are the details on the font that I have found in my notes

Font = Black Rose
Size = 220
Effects = Outline

Kerning = Expand by .75pt
Scaling = 90%
Tracking = Custom by 85%
Automatic Pair Kerning = 10pt

You can play with the values a little however I have founbd these to be the best.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 08:44 PM

This looks really nice Jerrell! Beautiful job!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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