Cool comparison of laser engraved woods



Someone posted this on the laser forums earlier today. It has some rare woods and show how they compare and take darkening from engraving.

Weekly Highlights for the Week Ending February 25th, 2017

oooo dat ayous


Ah, you’re killing me with all this wood. I have so much of it ready to go but haven’t figured out the engravings I want to do. Soon. Soon. Nice inspiration.


This is the first ayous wood that I have seen. I like the contrast that the engraving creates. I have learned so much from all of these forums. :blush:


Also, cherry darkens over time, so the contrast will go down over a couple years


Didn’t know that! Mental bookmark. :slight_smile:


This is just aging over a couple years.


That’s even more dramatic than I imagined. Thanks for the visual!


Yeah, No problem!

Walnut actually gets more colorful and contrasted as it ages. Just another reason for me to love walnut even more!


How long will that continue? I expect it would be much like any oxidized surface, once it is complete the process stops.


Yeah from what I’ve read it only happens in the first few years. Here’s the article I got the walnut photo from, it’s a good read:


Interesting, Thanks!


Some finishes will impede the process, and some cleaning processes will reverse it, btw. (We have a cherry dining room table, and have only been saying for the past 10 years that we really need to take it outside and re-oil/rewax.)