Couldn’t stand it…had to try it…and we have success! (And it only took half a dozen iterations!)
I wanted snap fit and flush edges, and it turns out that ain’t too easy to achieve with 1/8" acrylic. It’s a lot more fiddly than I expected…it overmelts in spots and collects in odd places with multiple passes.
Anyway, it’s square, doesn’t wobble, and doesn’t come apart without some force applied, so I’m calling it quits for now.
Many many thanks @mpipes for the earlier testing on settings too, they made a great starting point for the depth engraving.
Would I be looked as a Debbie-downer of sorts if I asked to see this in wood?!
I know it’s quite a feat to do it in acrylic to begin with, and it looks awesome, and I’ll be utilizing this approach for sure. HOWEVER, I would love to see this done in wood, but I think it would be quite difficult because of the inconsistencies in the material.
If yes to the first question, then…Nevermind! Great job!
I was thinking about trying wood, because I have a ton of little samples laying around here and I want to get rid of them, and my dad is the perfect recipient, but he’s in a log house, a woodworker, and a wooden box would be more his style.
Oh acrylic will surprise you how fussy it can be, because it melts and rolls/balls/curls up in ways you don’t anticipate.
Anyway, yes wood is a possibility and I’d almost bet @Jules or someone else is already working on something.