I engraved a piece of birch that I stained a Jacobean color. Unfortunately, the engravement did not contrast well and I could barely see it. I only left the stain on the wood for 5 minutes then wiped the excess off and let it dry before engraving it.
What tips/tricks do you all have when it comes to engraving dark wood and having the engrave come out light?
I’ve never tried it but it’s doable. Engraves get darker as speed goes down and/or power goes up. So faster and less power is the way to go here. It might take multiple passes to get good depth, but it’s attainable.