There’s no better discipline for refining woodworking skills than letter cutting.
I’ve been practising the craft (or is it art?) for many years now, but I’m still only average at best.
However, it has so much more to offer than the finished plaque or sign: You learn to keep the cutting tools razor-sharp, you develop an understanding of grain direction, and you certainly refine your sensibilities to formal balance and spacing.
The images below show a recent commission for a set of boat plaques…perhaps I shouldn’t have mentioned I’m only average!