First item I've sold - 3D lake map

I’ve had my GlowForge for just over 3 months or so and have been having a ton of fun learning new techniques.

A few weeks ago, I was commissioned to make a 3D lake depth map for a husband of a friend for a birthday present, so I did some quick math, gave them a number and set to work.

Having never done one before, it was a fun project to tackle. It is 7 layers deep, has an acrylic layer on top to protect it and the stain and clear coat of their choosing. Everyone thinks it has turned out great.

Here it is…

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Perfect! That’s a great bathymetric map.

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Excellent result!

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Very nice.

What wood is the “top” layer? Doesn’t look like anything Proofgrade…

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Thank you for the kind words…

All seven layers are 3mm BB ply from Woodpeckers. The top had some decent looking grain I thought would look nice when the poly was applied.

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Never seen grain like that on BB. Did a finish of some kind bring it out, or was it naturally that way?

It goes so naturally with the concept of a terrain map.

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After a bit of light sanding, I hit it with a few coats of spray on matte finish clear polyurethane…it also seems to make the water “look wet” when the light hits it

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That is pretty awesome :slight_smile: had making one of these on my list forever but haven’t gotten that far down the list yet hehe. Congrats on the sale btw :+1:

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Magnificent! Congratulations on your first sale; may you have many more.

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I always love these types of maps! You did a great job and thanks for the tips!

I really need to try to make something like this since I love them so much…

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Thanks again for the positive feedback…I really enjoyed the trial and error of making this…

I have heard from the purchaser that friends on other lakes might also be interested… :crossed_fingers:t4:

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I think so too!

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Looks fantastic! I’m sure she was thrilled to give it to him.

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Really incredible!!!

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I agree with everyone!

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Great job!

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Do you have a link to the wood? I’m not seeing it on Woodpeckers,

Where do you find your maps at for the lakes and depths? This turned out amazing!

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The craft supply, not the woodworking supply. They also sell on Amazon.

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Eflyguy is correct, you can find it on amazon.

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