Nice! Walnut overlaid on the bamboo? Good choice!
This is a bamboo cutting board that is a little over 2 feet wide. The lettering was left proud as this will be used as a hanging sign. The lettering is made from 1/8" zebra wood. I used my Glowforge pro to cut the lettering, and then i used my Shaper Origin to cut the beds for the inlays. It is super convenient that both tools use the same file, so once you have a good .svg file, you do not need to do anything else in terms of file preparation/conversion. Zebra wood is notoriously difficult to get clean cuts through. After many attempts and fails, I abandoned my goal of 1/4" thick lettering and settled on 1/8". The laser just does not want to cut through the dark bands in the grain. I noticed that I have the same difficulties with trying to cut ebony.
Settings: full power, speed 175, auto focus enabled, 2 passes
Even nicer! Is it inlaid or just laid out on top?
Very well done!
Oooo, that is really classy!
That looks GREAT!
Looks really great! Love the contrast of woods.