I cut and stuck a sheet of cherry veneer onto the lid of my 2018 Macbook Pro last night, and am quite impressed. The thin sheet conforms to the bevels really well! I have the benefits of a “custom” laptop without damaging the resale value.
But now I’m thinking maybe I want to engrave the Apple logo, or some other design, into the lid. Any thoughts about the heat doing strange things to the 3M adhesive, maybe melting it into the aluminum’s finish? Something else equally icky? I’d like to retain the ability to remove the veneer someday, and not find a shocking surprise.
I didn’t engrave it until 12 months later so I didn’t include it on my first post. But I just used the regular proofgrade settings and changed the material thickness to whatever I measured from my surfacebook. It will probably be a little different for the back book because its not just the screen they are putting into the Glowforge. They will probably have to remove the crumb tray and space they mac to the correct height. There will be a little more involved than what I did.
Thanks for finding my old post though. I’m still very happy with the way the veneer turned out on my surface.