Thank you for the kind words. When we do lettering, we generally pick a font off of a computer software, print it out, x-acto, and stencil the letters on. I then line the lettering, and finish with a router bit that will take down everything in between the line work.
Some of the most used hand tools in my box were passed down through the generations. I fully intend on keeping that going. People will always remember you for something, might as well be remembered for the things you've made and the work you've done!
Sorry it took so long to reply! Thank you for the kind words. The way I do all my signs starts with paper and pencil. In this case I stenciled out the font and designs I wanted with an exacting knife and put it to wood with a pencil. For fonts with sharper edges I outline with a v groove bit (just a cheapo one from amazon) and take down the rest with various sized Diablo flats.