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Font Question

Postby Jfile » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:01 am

Does anyone know if there is a font out there that is just a single line font? In other words, it would be cut just like it looks in this post as opposed to being converted to a path and cut out as a stencil type letter. Not sure if that makes sense. I supposed I could use the drawing tools in Inkscape and physically draw the numbers but besides taking a lot of time, I doubt I could get the consistency that would be necessary for them to look good. Basically, I just want to put a the year "2018" at the bottom of a piece and have the torch make one pass for each number. However, any time I put numbers in my drawing, they don't carry over to Sheetcam until I convert them to a path and then they have that block letter look.
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Re: Font Question

Postby fnqplasma » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:54 am

They are called stick fonts. Google should find them if not I have them

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Re: Font Question

Postby WyoGreen » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:23 pm

Years ago I used a set of fonts called CamBam stick fonts. Several places on the web have them. Here's a link to the first place I found when searching.

http://mrrace.com/CamBam_Fonts/
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Re: Font Question

Postby harrymorley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:47 pm

realize when the 8 cuts , it has drops in the middle...looks funny without being bridged

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Re: Font Question

Postby Ray Maas » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:36 pm

You can use CAD KAS Font 2 DXF and G-code 3.0 ,free program and lets you adjust line width

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Re: Font Question

Postby Jfile » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:30 am

Thanks everyone. I'll check out the CamBam stick fonts.

Also, great point harrymorley. That could definitely be a problem. I just wanted the piece dated but didn't want to draw a lot of attention to the date. That's why I was going to just use the single line cut. May end up just leaving it off though. I didn't even think about the drop outs.
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