Hi. I am new to engraving on our glowforge. I always cut. I am trying to figure out this focus height stuff. My engraved image is really deep into the cutting board and I really just want it kind of skimmed across the top of it. The board isn’t even really appealing as a decoration because of the depth.
3/8" thick bamboo cutting board
- Unknown material set to 3/8"
- crumb tray in
- speed 1000
- DPI 340
- power full (I have the pro)
- focus height .375"
The issue I am having is I still don’t understand focus height. I am taking based on reading boards that focus height is the height of the material since it already knows the height of the crumb tray under it.
What am I doing wrong? I want to actually use it as a cutting board gift with hardly feeling the engraving when rubbing your hand across the board.
Advice is greatly appreciated so I can get some clarity on why it is engraving deep.