I’ve mainly been doing tests on the GF in the few days I’ve been able to use it but last night I decided to make something that can actually be used.
Here are a couple of simple coasters with the logo of the company I work for on them. One with an outline around the engrave and one without, still deciding which I like better. These have a single coat of polyurethane on them (more to follow), found out the hard way that the maple plywood has a finish on it already.
I really like the texture of the engraved wood, but want to try an inlay version, it will definitely take less machine time.
Christmas presents are going to be so easy this year!
Proofgrade Medium Maple Plywood
Adjusted engrave speed from 500 to 750.
About 33 mins for each 4" coaster
Yeah, I figured that the engraved area needed a sealer, for waterproofing and to preserve the look. Ended up having to sand off my initial 1st coat, but I was afraid of sanding too much of the engraved area. For most of my applications I would probably prefer unfinished stock.