Amazing Results for 3D Engraving Waveform Gifts

I made some waveform art gifts for family and friends - of kids speaking to their deployed fathers. I decided to try it in acrylic instead of wood after seeing an acrylic engrave of a popular song. The one online was single depth and the line was colored (paint?) The other versions I have seen are just prints on paper or canvas. It seemed like a good idea but because my waveforms were layered with different voices I had “depth” without really realizing it because of the different colors I had made the lines.

I wasn’t expecting the depth to show so beautifully or, really, at all. It’s a totally different look than the online generics or the personalized color prints I had seen.

These are my very first acrylic pieces so my gluing technique is…questionable (I can’t seem to get that capillary action I see on YouTube videos) but I love how amazingly better these turned out than expected!!

I love this machine!

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Nice project!

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That’s cool, can you turn the picture back into a soundbite?

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Put it on a vinyl record player? :thinking:

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I can’t glue things either - try chicago screws - they look really nice and no glue required.

(the link is just a sample - they may not be the right size etc etc)

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Try reverse engraving on clear acrylic and then backing it with black acrylic. Gives a really nice effect.

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For this to work you need to have really square corners. This is tough to do with the GF because of the hourglass shape it puts on the edge. When I make acrylic boxes I always run a router around the edge to get a perfectly flat, square edge.

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There’s a QR code with it that brings them to the sound file so they can actually listen to the little voices :slight_smile:

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Thats cool!

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Good tip! Thank you!

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I would never have realized that! I have a router so I will start doing that!
Thanks!!