My will be arriving any day now, and I have a project I have to get started on right away and must therefore order supplies before getting a chance to play with them. So I need some advice from experienced Glowforgers.
I like how the plywood is cheaper and comes in bigger pieces. But how does it engrave compared to the solid hardwoods? If you engrave through the veneer into the composite beneath is it ugly? In photos I’ve noticed sometimes lasers have trouble engraving through the grain of hardwoods which leaves the grain raised in some areas. Are there ways of avoiding it? Can that be avoided by using plywood instead? Does it engrave more consistently, or does it look fake and cheap?
Thanks for your thoughts and advice.