My Lettering Slant Board

Alan Ariail -
This past month I decided to make a slant board. I needed something for both  in studio use and easy transport to lettering workshops. My first mock up slant board was produced with milled MDF. The advantage of this setup was a base that could be flipped over to allow for either shallow or steep drawing board angles. Fine for use in my studio but too heavy for weekend workshop travel.  After a month of practice with the MDF assembly I had a good idea for a refined design.

The current slant board is made with a piece of Australian Lacewood. The top is Baltic Birch plywood with  strips of Lacewood added to enhance the appearance. 

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