Amazing surprise results with random settings on scrap fiberboard

I found this Tolkien artwork and thought I’d try to engrave for once (I’ve pretty much only cut things out so far). I’m not familiar with what settings to use for this scrap fiberboard (with ratty holes) so I just eyeballed it somewhere in the middle and (why not?) I used the Vary Power setting. I have no idea what I’m doing. Thought I’d have to cancel it due to bad results, but no!

Doesn’t show really but it has a nice texture and depth and I don’t see any burning! It’s just a really nice dark brown.!


Yep, turned out nicely! :slightly_smiling_face: