I'm making a few cribbage boards for Christmas gifts. Yes, I know... I'd better hurry up. It took longer to get my router mounted than I thought it would. I'm wondering if people here have had experience with routing small lettering in hardwood. The woods I'm using are birds-eye maple and lacewood at the moment. I have ordered some "V" shaped engraving bits (90 and 120 deg.) and collets from precise bits and have a porter cable router mounted to my industrial hobbies CNC mill. The lettering will be fairly shallow.
I need to infill the letters with color too. The lettering will be about 1/8" high.
Does anyone have experience doing this? I worry about ink bleed into the wood and the order of how to finish the wood that has ink in the letters.
Not to mention, tear-out and feeds/speeds, etc. I have no idea what kind of ink/paint to use.
I appreciate any advice.