I know these are done to death but I thought mine was pretty cool.
Inspired by the sweet Millennium Falcon in this post I decided to swing by IKEA and pick up a cutting board for a birthday gift.
Got this APTITLIG, 11" x 17 3/4" - basically the perfect size.
It’s 5/8" thick, so I took out the crumb tray and put 7/8" of stuff underneath it, set the focus to 0.01"
Using the same settings as the millennium falcon guy, this took an hour and a half.
I washed it with dish soap to get rid of the char and then rubbed it down with mineral oil (cutting board conditioner).
The only criticism I have is that the solid black areas are broken up by the grain of the wood.
So I’d probably avoid choosing designs that rely on large solid engraves.
This was my source file, for reference. I think I might have gone a bit overboard on the contrast, so I’d dial it back a bit on the next one.