Hello all. I’ve been chugging away at engraving bamboo utensils, because it’s fun so why not, right? Only I’ve run into a problem that I’m not sure how to solve/troubleshoot. I will test an engrave on my “tester spoon,” and it will turn out just fine, and I’ll use the same settings on the same style spoon, in the same spot, only it’ll blur. So back to the “tester” I go, and suddenly it won’t engrave right on the tester either. No matter where I put it, what focus or settings I choose, the originally crisp engrave I had will blur itself.
I also thought “oh well it’s because one side is curved differently then the other,” but no, it now “blurs” the engrave no mater what I do. I thought to test it on a piece of proofgrade and the engrave turned out just fine. I even tried it with other designs, to similar effect- it’ll en grave just right once, maybe twice, and then never again. I’ve reset/calibrated the focus, also.
Any ideas? Please tell me I’m overlooking something simple.