clearest font with a fat bit?

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Erich Schulz
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clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby Erich Schulz » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:54 am

hi

I'm just curious here and seeing how far I can push limits and being really lazy and attempting to engrave some numbers using a 6.25 mm end mill.

Does anyone have suggestions for most legible font?

Yes I am aware that a stick font is preferable, but specific question relates to engraving smallest possible letters and retaining legibility?

I have found some nice stick fonts that work well with a v-bit already.
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby IMback! » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:34 pm

i have found Nasaliza works pretty well under these conditions
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby Erich Schulz » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:48 am

many thanks I'll give it a go!
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby chrisb » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:57 pm

I wonder if something is wrong with the forum software: The last two posts here seem to be a mixture of three topics:

- they seem to belong to First move
- they have the title "Resent change adds fixture without possibility to disable"
- they are attached here in "clearest font with a fat bit?"
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby Erich Schulz » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:51 pm

chrisb wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:57 pm
I wonder if something is wrong with the forum software: The last two posts here seem to be a mixture of three topics:
I haven't seen anything unusual Chris but a bit distracted by arrival of blue elephant beasty
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby mlampert » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:18 am

Erich Schulz wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:51 pm
I haven't seen anything unusual Chris but a bit distracted by arrival of blue elephant beasty
wohooo - looks like a sharp router, perfect size too!

Edit: I got a blue thing lately myself - but it needs an upgrade before it's ready for FC ;)
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby chrisb » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:31 am

I'm sure you will have fun with it, you even painted the room in a matching color!
May I ask ask how much it cost?
chrisb wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:57 pm
I wonder if something is wrong with the forum software: The last two posts here seem to be a mixture of three topics:
You can ignore this. Due to two moderators (sliptonic and I) being active in the forum at the same time, we had lost track of the posts for a short time period.
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby mlampert » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:42 am

chrisb wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:31 am
I'm sure you will have fun with it, you even painted the room in a matching color!
May I ask ask how much it cost?
'funny thing is, I never noticed the matching colour until I put it together in the room and was looking for the oil pan :mrgreen:
This is the mill: https://www.precisionmatthews.com/shop/pm-25mv/
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby chrisb » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:09 am

Thanks for the link. Do you plan to add steppers or servos with glass scales?
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Re: clearest font with a fat bit?

Postby mlampert » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:27 am

chrisb wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:09 am
Thanks for the link. Do you plan to add steppers or servos with glass scales?
Funny you should ask, I spent all day "playing" with my servos - although I'll use them like steppers. I'm planning on using Machinekit to drive them but I still have to design the interface (electronics) and I haven't gotten the mechanical conversion kit yet (ballscrews and motor mounts)

I'm hesitant to post links to the pieces I'm planning to use since I don't know yet how it'll work out. As for the mill - I have only praise for the mill and the vendor. The only "issues" I ran into could've been avoided by reading (or at least skimming) the freely available manual :mrgreen: