I was having a hard time finding side by side photos of engraving done on the different proofgrade woods, so I made one. Left to right are maple, cherry, and walnut.
(The butterfly graphic is the logo of the mental health clinic where I practice. )
Well now dangit, I thought maple was my favorite for engraving but I’m really liking the other two as well…
Yeah, I had thought things might not show up as well on the dark walnut, but it’s actually really nice. And I LOVE how the living hinge looks in walnut!
The Cherry seems like a beautiful middle ground…
It is. They’re all really nice. I kinda want to make something that incorporates all of them, now.
Add some acrylic too. You can’t go wrong with a bit more acrylic!
Ooooo, those are some of the nicest living hinges I’ve seen! I really like the embellishments.
Thanks! The box is a modification of this pattern. I added the little swirly thingy, but otherwise the living hinge is exactly as in the original.
Those are seriously pretty and turned out amazing. And I love butterflies!