Figure 171. Leroy scriber and template
The pens used in the Leroy lettering set mount vertically in the scriber
and have a steel wire cleaning pin that you use to keep ink from
clogging the pen point. The newer models of this lettering set have
reservoir pens that hold enough ink for several days of lettering
without refilling the reservoir.
To produce quality letters for your graphics project, the size of the
pen must correspond to the size of the letters. The larger the letters,
the larger the pen used to produce the lettering (figure 172). For
example, if you decide to use 1/2 inch (500) letters, you must use a
number 6 pen to produce stable, uniform letters.
Figure 172. Leroy pen table
(2) Using the Leroy lettering set. After you have determined the
letter requirements and correctly fastened the graphics project to the
drawing surface, you can letter the project with characters of uniform
height, thickness of strokes, and slant using the Leroy lettering set by
following a few simple steps:
(a) Draw the correct size guidelines for the lettering you have
chosen for the project.
(b) Put the correct lettering template on the top edge of the T
square and scriber (with the correct pen attached) in operating position
on the template.