Oop! Yeah, I meant to link that in the post (and it is now):
The pattern that is engraved looks fantastic.
Proving @raymondking32 right.
This isn’t engraved, it’s inlaid. It’s just very very good inlay.
I assumed that was a semi-trolling compliment.
Very nice work. Looks like that inlay needed to be tapped in, great fit!
Ooooo, that’s nice! Perfect setting for the dice.
Beautiful work! Very inspiring!
I thought it was engraved until you said it was inlayed. Great job
Very attractive inlay, great finish…
So nice! Great job on the video too!
Absolutely a beautiful inlaid box and great write up and video. Yes show us all your work.
Hi there, good to see you around. Hope you are inspired to show us what you make.
I’m still waiting on my gf pro to be delivered. But look forward to showing items off
I love the look of this! How did you adjust the kerf for the inlay? I’ve been wanting to try this, but I wasn’t sure about that part of it.
I used the standard Inkscape stroke-to-path approach to adjust for kerf:
I also “flip mated” the pieces in an attempt to adjust for any kerf profile (the edges of a laser cut are slightly angled). That is, the inlay pieces were mirrored and cut from the opposite side than the pieces they set into.
I think this thread has some more tips on doing inlay with complex shapes:
I did several small test pieces to figure out exact settings for my materials and, to practice. I think I used maybe almost $2 USD worth of wood on the tests. So, I would definitely encourage that approach to get going and allay any anxiety.
There are several people active here who do inlay, if you run into problems and get stuck.
Wow that’s very inspiring to expand my creativity