As a sign maker I carve letters almost everyday, and though the process is somewhat mechanical, it is always enjoyable. My aim for this series is to provide a resource that teaches the entire process of letter carving step by step. The series will cover all the main components of letters (vertical, horizontal, curves, junctions, serif's etc...), tool selection, carving techniques, does and don't, proper letter layout, and small letters vs. large letter carving. The first two letter carving videos are currently up on my Woodcarving with Bill channel and can be found below. Several others will be shot and uploaded in the next week or two.
The Sperm Whale (Nantucket Folk Art) below is one of the upcoming videos I have planed and I will be providing the design as a free download.
Also, please check out my Woodcarving Resources page. This page will be added to continuously and will be the home for all of my woodcarving downloads, which will always be free.