I have successfully cut bamboo cutting boards in the past. But this particular project/product is different (the lid to a jewelry box). So I went through the posts on Bamboo, & used the recommended settings of 1000/100/340 LPI. The bamboo lid is .5 “ thick).
The overall engraving came out ok (a bit deeper than I’d like). However, as you can see, the university seal came out almost black.
Is there any way to lighten it up now? (some type of product that would lighten it?)
Also, the wood - after engraving - has a horrible pungent, skunk-like smell(?!) Could this be due to some type of synthetic/chemical added to it? Maybe it’s “faux” bamboo? Any suggestion re: how to get rid of the smell?
TIA for your help!
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