Butterfly Portrait Stand

A bit of an old project that I never got around to sharing. I find it amazing how this machine can create some of the most delicate features! This is a stand for the mirror etch portraits that I occasionally give as gifts. (I think I usually use these with 4.5" square mirrors, but they probably work with a number of different objects.) Made from 1/4" black walnut. (If you’ve never lasered black walnut, you absolutely should! It smells fantastic!)

I pushed that fine detail a little too far on the smaller butterflies, but it still looked great. I finished it with a bronze spray paint on this piece to hide the tell-tale black laser edges.


That is indeed lovely. Nice work!


Ohhhh … very pretty! It is amazing to see such fine detail on a project … just beautiful!