Got a wood suitcase from goodwill. Gonna refurbish the inside later, but here’s the engraving
That looks amazing. Are you going to seal it with something or did you already?
Thanks. I think I want to leave it as is. It was already painted with durable paint. Probably 10 years+ old
Congratulations @demarcusalexan !
Incredible design and execution.
I love when creativity gives a new lease on life to an old object.
That looks amazing!
That is beautiful. You do an awesome job on all your projects!
Problem is you engraved past that.
Make an image on some scrap and rub it a bit. The burnt texture disappears without a clear coat skin protecting it.
Normally not needed, since these are made to be looked at, but if a project is going to be handled or carried a lot it will be a concern.
Dope! Love those eagles!
My items are sprayed & wiped down with wood and/or leather cleaner so the final color is embedded into the wood so it won’t wash away. I might come back later on with some matte acrylic or waterproofing spray but honestly don’t see it being an issue. I’ve had engravings last years without smearing or lightening
Have you thought about maybe doing dyed resin via a pipette in the engraved lines to make it pop?
Check Facebook marketplace. People are always selling old luggage.
This is beautiful! Excellent work.
Welcome to the forum @bluexgreen! You’ll find this is a terrific community, full of fun, ideas, help. Glad to have you join us! Be sure to share pics of what you make with us. We love seeing each other’s productions.
Excellent work and thanks for saving something old from the trash heap… and, thanks for taking the time to share it!