We have a wood supply company nearby and I just couldn’t help myself… so I bought a bunch of wood (very cool patterns and colors). I probably should have checked before buying it, but… oh well. Turns out, I really like hardwoods.
Does anyone have advice for GF settings to cut/score/engrave on:
- Purpleheart: A dark purple hardwood.
- Yellowheart: Like purpleheart, but a bright yellow.
- Zebrawood: Amazing dark and light stripes.
- Peruvian Walnut: Dark brown with great texture.
As hardwoods goes, these are all supposed to be comparable to ironwood.
Some pieces are 1/4" thick, others are 3/8" thick.
(What am I going to make? No idea – I’m still just playing with the GF. No projects – just play.)
I also got some thick acrylic pen blanks (rectangles that are 0.82" x 0.76" x 5"). You’re supposed to lathe them and drill a hole and make a pen. But I’m hoping to use the GF to slice them into 1mm-3mm thick long rectangles before cutting/etching/using. I’m kind of thinking about using magnets to hold the position, cut/score half-way, then flip the piece and cut/score the other half to make thinner strips.
Does anyone have suggestions or experience cutting/scoring/engraving/thinning stuff like this?