Hard drive failed, taking most everything with it.
A file I had been working (learning) on for a week, pushing against the walls of my ignorance - poof. Hadn’t had the need for a backup in many years (this from a guy who spends an inordinate amount of time backing up (as in two steps back).
But, I do have the ground I’ve gained, many thanks to @mpipes, @marmak3261 and the tutorials @Jules put together for us. This community is amazing.
So, got the machine back up with a new SSD last night and to day started playing around with 3D enraving.
These examples are all in default dark (100/335/340) for cherry hardwood. (it’s actually a 1/2" piece of Ash)
The diamond knurl from @mpipes in Free laser Designs rocks. The others were snagged from a search for ‘Depth map’ on Google images.
Where you see a line through some of the samples is the difference between 1 pass and 2.
Edit; for scale, the Celtic knot is 1 3/4 on a side.
You can’t tell from the image, but the relief is great!
Being able to draw and sculpt with energy, that was science fiction within my lifetime.
Thank you for offering a price that allowed me to indulge. I notice as the machine beckons, the pain of the delays is a distant memory.