Today was my first day of playing with materials that were not proof-grade. But I also created my first design file to cut out and see how it looked. Then I engraved a ceramic tile and a slate coaster.
Welcome to the community. They look great! It’s so much fun, isn’t it?
Welcome to the forum.
It is obvious that you are going to enjoy your Glowforge.
Nice designs! Have you tried ever so softly wiping a slate with some mineral oil? Someone suggested that to me and I loved the look. Your mom is going to love these. <3
Welcome, isn’t it exciting to discover some of the things a can do? There are endless possibilities, have fun exploring and be sure to share with us.
I had not heard of that, but I did read somewhere that someone sprays them with lacquer and lets that dry before engraving because it makes the slate appear wet all the time (so darker) and that makes the design pop more.
Welcome, these are so great, the token is amazing!
Welcome to the forum, and thanks for showing us your work! Hope you keep going like this.
I’ll have to search for that. Thanks!
The slate coaster turned out really great.
Exploring materials was some of the most fun I’ve had with the laser.
I did a set of garden markers in slate. For outdoor signs, high contrast and it’s bulletproof to weather and UV. I second the mineral oil.
The slate came out just beautiful!!
They look great!