By JasonR | Created May 5th, 2020 | Published May 5th, 2020 | Updated June 19th, 2020
These are number templates for a community garden. We have a large number of small garden plots, each plot needs a number painted on. The 'L' shape helps provide consistent alignment with the top of the garden bed.
Numbers are approx. 6" high with approx. 5/8" thick stroke.
Edit: The second file (R1) has the paper size resized to show all the letters instead of just "12". Both files should be identical on the Shaper.
Files included (2)
Stencil Letters-6 R1.svg
9" x 48" sheet of thin plywood
2" x 48" piece of 3/4" plywood or scrap
Mitre saw or hand saw
Place the file and cut out the numbers
I did number 1-6, then added more tape and rescanned facing the other direction. I cut 7-8 facing the original direction, then turned the board around and cut 9-0.
I guessed at the distance between, you end up with a bit less than 0.75" on each side of each number. The spacing was optimized for the length of thin plywood I had. I used 1/2" however you could easily go thinner.
I placed the numbers down further on the board then cut a scrap of 3/4" plywood to match the same width of each number template, then I glued & nailed the pieces at the top, to allow the templates to sit in a straight line on the garden beds.
I made some spacers using other scrap OSB to try prevent overspray and give the numbers equal distance from each end.