Here is a slightly modified crv file.
Your material is only .375" thick. When using vcarve for the v bit text, let it work out the best depth first without adding flat depth, and see what it looks like. the kerning needed adjusting as well to space the letters a little. (fifth icon down, third across in vcarve).The previews now look a lot tidier.
I’ll run a carve tomorrow to see how it cuts.
After carving text, seal with sealer of choice, let dry, then paint. It will prevent much of the bleed into the end grain, which is what you still see on the picture despite sanding. Harder woods don’t suffer this problem quite as much.
Attached a pic of a simple house name in idigbo, painted and sanded. No bleed.
guard-cat.crv (1.1 MB)