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Engraving A Puzzle Box? Here’s A Collection Of Single-Line Cryptex Fonts

While engraving letters and symbols utilizing CNC may seem easy, it is more complex than it appears. If you want to engrave symbols with a single line using a tool it is similar to writing the symbols with a pen. However, since letter art and fonts are typically a single line you can use Hershey text, which is an extension that is included in Inkscape. The single line Cryptex fonts collection includes English letters that were created to resemble a runic alphabet, as well as two coded alphabets.

Key Takeaways:

  • SVGFonts are single-line symbol fonts for creative work with laser engravers and CNC routers.
  • Developed in the 1960s, Hershey text provides a solution for those desiring single line fonts.
  • One user came up with single-line fonts for their puzzle boxes, and they are available on GitHub.

“CNC engraving of letters and symbols is one of those things that seems simple, but is actually more complex than it may appear.”

Read more: https://hackaday.com/2022/09/11/engraving-a-puzzle-box-heres-a-collection-of-single-line-cryptex-fonts/

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