Looking for some input on why this is lacking detail… Sorry I’m fairly new to this Glowforge stuff. Its Mahogany wood and I did all of my measurements after removing the honeycomb tray. This was just a normal JPEG picture that was imported into the Glowforge app. I did full speed and 80 percent power. Lines per cm was 90 and I did four passes. Was hoping to have a little more detail along the “Ribbon portion” and the “Top crown” of the crest as circled. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Oh and FYI, I used a scrap piece of wood which had a a little stain on it which is what you are seeing at the bottom of the crest.
Did you mask it? Sometimes for very fine details, the laser won’t completely penetrate masking.
If so, try lasering it without the masking. (Looks good though!)
I did mask it so I will try another run without masking it. Do my settings look good though ?
I think they’re fine…you’re getting nice dark engraves. (You can always go up one setting on the Lines per CM if you want to try a deeper engrave, but that might char a bit, so maybe just a small test square to see how deep it goes.)
Looks like Sapele wood, one of my favorites. Your engraving will look fabulous on some of that with a couple coats of polyurethane.