Made three cutting boards for the kids. They’re bamboo boards I got from Home Depot of all places. Engraved something that’s personal for each kid and then finished it with 4 applications of Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner which is a mix of mineral oil, beeswax and carnauba wax (applied warm). All done with Corel and a Red Sail 60W laser.
First is for my son & his girlfriend. They recently moved in together and started their own home. It’s from a wall sized decal that I also got them but then figured out they don’t have a wall they can put it on. Cutting board to the rescue
The second is for my other son & his fiance. It’s the “save the date” picture my oldest son designed for them to send out announcing the engagement. So it’s a bit of a joint gift. It also helps preserve some of his artwork - he does an enormous number of things that get viewed, sent and scattered to the winds.
The last one is my daughter’s favorite pasta recipe. She’s always calling looking for it and the original here at home is on a decrepit piece of paper that saw better days in the Hoover administration