[QUOTE=mrmagloo;674682].....the centers of the A's got mostly chipped out. I wasn't sure if I should try going twice through each letter, the first not as deep, and then take a deeper second cut.QUOTE]
Mr Magloo, welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place for an answer to your problem. I'm sure there are people on the forum with experience using you kit.
I have never used your kit so I can't speak specifically about its functions. I make my signs freehand but I still have to be careful or I will have the same problems you are experiencing.
When I am cutting "E" or "A" letters, whether inset or outset letters, I make sure the LAST thing I cut is the middle bar of the "E" or the cross section of the "A". And I do just what you asked.....I take it in multiple passes.....usually 2 or 3 passes.
If I am cutting large letters, say 2" or taller, then I don't worry about these areas quite as bad. I just slow down and make sure I am paying particular attention here.
On the smaller sized letters, again whether inset or outset letters, I cut all the way around the outside of the letter first. Then I concentrate on cutting those critical areas.
These are not my words of wisdom. I owe all the credit to the good guys, Dave and Eric Rhoten. I'd suggest you watch their videos on Youtube. Their channel is Oldave100. Worth the visit.
And post pictures!! We love pictures!
I may not know what I'm doing, but I am having fun doing it wrong!!
Happy Day Veterans!!