A good friend of mine asked if I could make a gift for his mom, who lives in Hawaii. He wants to do an engraved sea turtle (think more basic clip art style than anything photo realistic) with some varied depth flowers in the corners. We both spent some time looking for nice pieces of Koa and while doing that he found and bought a piece of Monkeypod with a living edge on it. Nice piece and should look really nice once completed and oiled up. That is if I don’t screw it up. He got a couple of pieces of Koa for some other stuff we’re going to do but I’ve only got this one single piece of Monkeypod.
I can do some light testing on the back since it’ll hang on a wall but I’m going to just try some much smaller versions of the turtle to see how different settings will come out.
Has anyone else given a try with Monkeypod and maybe have any tips? I don’t mind messing up a piece that I’m giving to someone but I don’t want to mess up this piece since a present for my friends mom. If only I had one other smallish piece to try with first!