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Am new to CNC routing. What font would work best for carving the words Onions, Potatoes and Misc on the face board of a vegetable bin we are making. Want the letters to go all of the way thru the board but need a font that will leave the part of the letters O, o, P, a, e still attached to the board. Can make the cut out with Profile cutting. Thank you for the help.
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You may have to leave tabs attached to the 'islands' of the letters to make that work. Can you use a piece of thin acrylic behind the wording and glue the loose pieces in place?

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As David says, you can use tabs to your benefit for a project like this and it would look better than the normal stencil lettering you are talking about.

If you still want a font that would be ready-made for something like this you might check on some of the font sites and search for "stencil fonts". They should have the centers attached in some way.

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If there is a font you really like but want the letter to hold you can always break the letter.
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