The missus has me building a wooden pendulum clock. The parts were laser-cut and came in a kit from Lee Valley. I didn’t like the hands or the numbers that came with it, so I did a little design work and came up with these.
To get the digits to taper from the base to the top surface, I had to write a 3D calligraphy package in openSCAD. It’s not exactly easy to use, but it gives a great deal of control over the shape of the resulting characters. At some point, I’d like to digitize the letter shapes from the Lindesfarne Gospels to get a nice Caroline Minuscule font.