At first I ripped the plank to the desired width, then it was re sawed to a thickness of around 5/8"
I flattened the stock with my plane and squared the edges.
As usual, I taped on a print out of the name to be carved, and I also taped on two logos for the Danish Warmblood horse.
Transferring the outline of the letters to the wood is done by following the outline with a hobby knife. Just a bit more pressure than what is needed to cut through the paper results in a thin line on the wood that I use while carving.
The carving was done in my normal way i.e. with a hobby knife. For the rounded parts of the B and the R, I used a small scalpel like carving tool intended for carving linoleum. It was a bit easier for me to make the rounding look nice with the smaller tool.
The logos were also carved by means of the small scalpel.
When I get home, I plan on painting the name sign. It will be red background with white letters and white logos.
The carved name sign.
The broken step from a pilot ladder.
Layout of the name sign.