Been a while since I’ve posted anything, I’m a little more active on my Instagram, so if you would like to follow me there I’ll let ya! Ray’s Prints
Not that I don’t like posting here, I just feel like it’s a little underwhelming not having a huge story involved, and that’s what stops me from posting because I don’t have the motivation to write out the whole story behind my latest projects haha
Anyway, I bought a couple of cheapo bamboo cutting boards from Walmart a few weeks back and they’ve been sitting on death row ever since. I did one search on the forum for some settings, decided “screw it” and went ahead and did my own settings. I didn’t put too much thought into it; figured 1000speed full power at 340lpi would suffice, and so I set the settings for my .285" board and hit print. 38ish mins later new life was put into this decorative cutting board! The settings may have been a bit extreme as the engrave went near an 1/8th" deep, but I don’t actually intend to use the board for more than decoration/example to show off the laser’s capabilities, but I think it came out stellar. I also figured what better design to test with than my personal logo!
Note: I did not mask this, not for lack of trying…the masking I have refused to stick to the board, so again I had a screw it moment and just engraved directly into the bamboo. In hindsight I should have taken a pic of the before as well as the after, but it is what it is. I used 90% isopropyl alcohol and a rag to do the clean up. As you can see it cleaned up well!
Edit: Decided to add a couple more photos, as well as an update on the additions I made!