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Oops- I see the answer to my question…

Looks pretty nice! How much would you sell it for?

What is the price you would want for a full set?

I would be interested, if it were less expensive than a similar antique font would be. (Not that I have ever even seen a similar antique font for sale.)


Yes. Price is always the determining factor.

I have had and printed from plank grain wood type, and have carved end grain & plank grain maple, both by hand, and with a radial arm router. I think you are going to run into trouble with the lines of shading. From what I can tell by your photos, the laser cuts a very vertical cut which leaves no shoulder to support the surface of the wood. This works better with end grain, but if you get a ‘start’ in side grain it will strip out on the surface. Especially in the shading, which, if it were running in the direction of the grain rather than diagonally, might hold up longer. Historically, plank grain types tended to be rather large and plain as tiny detail doesn’t hold up well on the plank. If you could do the same on end grain I think it would be a great success.


How much $$?

These are amazing, I would be curious as to how much you would sell this for and also how much you would charge for a custom job.

You have baited me, please tell the price.


I am along with everyone else; cost????

Pricing is something we’re trying to sort out right now. We’re taking into consideration all the time we’ve invested in it so far. Building the files, getting the proper wood, and sawing down the type have been some big tasks. Here are some examples of type and borders we’ve made. They may be offered in the future as well.

In response to Paul’s post-

Initially I had concerns of how well the type would hold up, and I’ve been a bit surprised at how well it’s stayed together at such a small size. I’m sure this typeface was a bit bigger than 4 pica when it was first made. It is hard to say, though, how well it would hold up over many uses.

There are tools with this laser that allow for calculating a bevel to the image being made. I think it was mainly intended for use with rubber stamps… I’ve not gone too far into experimenting with beveling, but seems like it would be very applicable with making type.

Thanks for your insight into this endeavor.

I’ll keep everyone posted on pricing - been lookin’ at the Hamilton catalog to get some idea.

bjalumbaugh, rather than reinventing the wheel why
don’t you use the endgrain maple blocks that art boards
makes and sells type high ready to go. As paul stated
endgrain is the way to go if you plan to use the type for years to come, printing one job is no way to gauge the longevity of your wood type. best james