I’ve been doing blind tastings with friends and we were all constantly referring to flavor wheels. Decided to use the forge and bring the flavor wheel to a piece of wood. They work out great and look awesome. I iterated across a few designs before I ended on this design.
Coasters are cork, wood is mahogany. Forge was used for all engraving and for cutting cork.
I learned with the cork (0.04" thick with adhesive backing), using 1000/2 to 1000/15 was good enough to see an image. Anymore and it turns to charcoal. For the mahogany, settings varied from 1000/30 to 1000/75 for the darkest areas. Resolution was set to 450.
I recently switched to scoring instead of engrave for borders which improved print time. Overall it takes about 1.5 hours to print currently. Vector based image I created in illustrator.