I designed and made the following using Illustrator (exported as an svg) and Easel as a Christmas present for my wife - (my wife, daughter and me are the names)
I used a small round-nose bit for the lettering (to about 2mm depth), followed by two further cuts with a straight-edged bit, first to cut out the individual letter pieces to 4mm depth, then a second pass to cut to the full depth of 19mm to extract the decoration from the rest of the wood.
I used the same single design throughout, just changing the depth of all pieces back to 0mm that i didn’t want cutting in that next pass - this seemed to work very well and effectively allowed the tool-change and depth change without having to keep loading in different SVG’s and getting them all re-aligned.
I’m in the process of painting the lettering iin different colours before a final sand and protective seal.
I’m really pleased as one of the first projects i’ve completed with the x-carve. The only thing i would do differently is use better wood - this is cheap shelving material and isn’t the nicest of grains and needed quite some sanding as very prone to ‘fuzzies’…