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Carving letters in wood using the Swiss style of chip carving.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 14

Carving incised letters.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 1999 (v.22#6) pg. 24

Using text in relief carvings. How to outline and carve raised, incised, embossed, stamped, and overlapping letters.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1995 (v.42#4) pg. 22

A whole-alphabet monogram to carve in relief.
CHIP CHATS Jan-Feb 1997 (v.44#1) pg. 66

Techniques for basic decorative design of woodcarvings. Part 4. How to develop a foliated lettering style.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1997 (v.44#5) pg. 85

Step-by-step photos illustrate how to carve incised lettering using only a sharp chisel.
FINE WOODWORKING #14 Jan-Feb 1979 pg. 66
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 4

Tip: How to prevent breakout problems when carving incised lettering.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 4

Carved signs. How to carve freehand lettering with the Murphy knife.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 64

Tip: How to use rub-on letters as the pattern for cutting small incised letters in wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #56 Jan-Feb 1986 pg. 6

Carving incised letters using a skew chisel and a few gouges.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 48

How to carve name signs for home or office. Covers tools, materials and techniques with special pointers about letters.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 78

Advice on carving cursive letters into leather.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.1#3) pg. 18

Carving signs with router templates. Includes a layout of five templates for making every letter and every number with a router.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1966 (v.125#1) pg. 176

How to make signs with large block letters routed into wood. Letters and surface are finished in contrasting colors for better visibility.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1973 (v.202#1) pg. 99

Incised lettering for beginners. Part 1. The carving tools and basic cuts.
WOODCARVING #12 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 59

Incised lettering for beginners. Part 2. How to cut the first 15 straight letters.
WOODCARVING #13 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 70

Incised lettering for beginners. Part 3. How to tackle letters with curves.
WOODCARVING #14 Mar 1995 pg. 26

Incised lettering for beginners. Part 4. Layout and an alternative approach.
WOODCARVING #15 Apr 1995 pg. 48

Relief letter carving combines routing with hand carving.
WOODCARVING #30 Oct 1996 pg. 69

Sign carver shares advice on wood selection and incised lettering.
WOODCARVING #31 Nov 1996 pg. 36

Tibetan tails. How basic letter-carving techniques can be applied to any alphabet or language.
WOODCARVING #37 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 41

Tip on finishing carved lettering without having the colors migrate to adjacent surfaces through the grain.
WOODCARVING #42 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 64

Using a router to carve a large decorative initial in a flat wooden object.
WOODSMITH #71 Oct 1990 pg. 15

Carving on turning. Part 4. Applying incised lettering around the rim of a wooden bowl.
WOODTURNING #18 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 62

Incised lettering. Step-by-step photos illustrate how to carve them.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 28

The law of the letter. Letter-carving specialist shares advice on tools and techniques which can improve the results. Looks at drawing, incising, raised letters, wood, etc.
WOODWORKING TODAY #24 Sep 1991 pg. 16