I simply turned a small inset in the bottom of the bowls and engraved my logo on a thin piece of whatever wood i was using for that bowl. They press fit in and after i buff and re-oil the bottoms they will be pretty seamless. I wish there was some way to engrave objects taller than 2", but from now on, i plan on laser engraving the bottom segments of my bowls BEFORE I add the rest of the segments on and build them up.
I am also looking into using the GlowForge to cut out segments for my bowls that interlock together so i no longer have to hand cut my segments and clamp things together when i glue, just glue and press fit the pieces together. So far it is working out great. I will create another post about that once I get something done.
These bows are stunning…just stunning! I just started turning about a month ago, and I can’t even comprehend doing this yet. Great solution with the laser engraved coins. I like that you’re incorporating the laser engraving into other projects…I plan to do the same.
I was actually using that in my design of the bowl. I planned the width of the “arrow head” so that i would get some lines in there as I tuned them just as a part of the design. if I didn’t want the arrow showing from the side, I simply have to make the arrow part the a little smaller width than what i plan the final bowl thickness to be.