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This is a test-piece for a new type face I am trying out called Goldenbook.  It was designed by Mark Simonson, and is based on the logotype of a literary magazine of the same name from the 1920's.  I'm pretty excited about it - I've never carved lower-case letters before (or "miniscules" if you want to be technical about it), and the capitals are an interesting challenge after cutting so many Trajan latters. 

The block above is teak, and the letters are gilded.  To my surprise, teak (or at least this particular piece) carves like a dream.  Now, who needs a carved and gilded periodic table...