I bought a chopping board to engrave, but I have no idea how to do a test on it without ruining it for the final engrave. I don’t really want to go and buy another. It’s hevea wood (rubberwood I think)
I’ve searched the forums, but nothing useful is coming up. Not sure what to search under.
Also the design is all text, what are the best type of fonts to use and is it better to have a lighter engrave?
Hello! Instead of using the term chopping board, try using ‘cutting board’. There are many, many posts under those search words. Finding one specific to the kind of wood you are using might be more difficult, but there is a lot of basic information. Best of luck and I look forward to seeing your beautiful finished product.
I’d do exactly what @deirdrebeth said. Start with walnut settings and I would cut the power back by maybe 25% or more. Do your engraving and don’t touch the wood! Have a look at it and see if you want to go deeper. Then run it again and adjust your settings accordingly. Just remember, you can always do more so it’s best to start off conservative. As long as you don’t move the file or the wood the alignment will be perfect, even if it looks off on your screen.
As far as text, the font doesn’t matter if you’re engraving so it’s whatever looks best to you. You just need to convert the text to an object in your design program first.