I made these Grand and Great grandchildren plaques for my 87 year old mother and sister who had birthdays this month. The wood is 4/4 birdseye maple.
These were carved with a 45 deg vbit, sprayed with shellac, painted, sanded and sprayed with shellac for finish. I know some of you will ask what font the script is. This is actually a Google image I found and scanned in V-Carve Pro. From what I am told the script font is very close to Aphrodite Slim.