Birthday Present

I milled some rustic walnut, finding enough clear wood to edge glue into a large blank. Keeping the sap wood in the center of the board was meant to represent a ray of light to cascade over the final product. After routing the borders and finish sanding, it was time for the Glowforge! I was impressed with the ease to import a color image and translate that into a 3 dimensional engraving. I would appreciate the feedback or suggestions from this community to continue to improve this type work.

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Cool idea with the ray of light, and great execution!

Welcome to the community! :sunglasses:

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Excellent work!

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Welcome to the forum. Your woodwork and Gowforge skills are great together. Beautiful gift.

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That’s lovely!

If you haven’t sealed it yet, I’d suggest going at it with a toothbrush or similar to get the extra ash out of the cuts - and vinegar/alcohol/simple green can get some of the “spray” off the surfaces.
I think you’ll like how much more the individual pieces of the mantling stand out after you’ve done that :slight_smile:

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Thank you so much. I appreciate all the community input and support.

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Very nice! Welcome to the group!

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looks great.

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Oh wow, it came out great!

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Very nice! Greetings from Clan Donnachaidh!

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What an awesome thing to be able to mill your own work. This turned out great!

Welcome to our growing community. Well thought out piece.

I love that! Welcome to the forum!

Thank you so much!

JT