Made my first real sign is for a fitness center I help start and now volunteer to be the building manager. The dedication sign is about 28" x 24". Base frame is a solid piece of 7/8" red oak with the text carved on an inset piece of 1/8" Melamine. The melamine v-carved fairly nice with a sharp 60 degree bit in F-Engrave. The gold corner accents were cut from a strip of a scrapped aluminum vertical blind. Thin stuff but light cuts worked great to make the “L” shapes.
The Event Board back was made from melamine and carved in Easel as well as the Suggestion Box. All of these were made from scrap I have sitting around the shop and that greatly helps with the fear of failure - no actual $$ lost when I get the settings wrong.
Overall pleased with the projects and starting to get a handle on using the X-Carve.