I am trying to go into an engraved wood sign business in my town. I am trying to produce something similar to what is attached.
There are several issues I need help with:
1. What software should I use to create the sign and its tool paths and then send them to a Biesse CNC? I have a limited budget so I was thinking of something for under $300. (The Cut 2D program by Ventric ($199) seems like an option)
2. What wood is suitable for this project?
Any other suggestions would be greatly Appreciated
Try to post your CNC question in the CNC forum too - to get more opnions.
Personally I think you will need VCARVE rather than Cut2D. Signs are NOT 2D they are at least 2.5D.
Cut2D can produce simpler signs with "STICK FONTS" and I think not good enough for SERIF (fat and thin) type lettering and art work.
Talk to the MULTICAM CNC machine people. They have good understanding of wooden Sign Making - hardware and software. One of my church member who already had a CNC router, bought 2 multicam CNC router + VCARVE from Multicam because Multicam people demoed how to cut nice serif letterings and even chinese characters using their hardware + software bundle.
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