Playing with 3D engrave

I decided it had been a while since I’d tried a 3D engrave, and last time hadn’t gone super well, but that was over a year ago. So I found one of the many 3D depth maps out there and resamples it to 450doi and 5x5”. This Is inventables 1/2” solid maple. Cleaned with Zep orange hand cleaner and a toothbrush

Cleaning technique is to slather it on so that everything is well covered and it is down in all the nooks and crannies. Let it sit for a minute or two and the start scrubbing with the toothbrush (this is an oral-b electric disposable) which does a nice job in getting inside delicate parts so you don’t have to make big scrubbing motions. Then wash off the cleaner (which has turned dark brown at this point) until the water runs clear. Then let I air dry on a towel after patting down overnight.

Raw off the machine and cleaned.

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Be still, my beating heart.

That is fabulous!

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This is why cleaning afterwards is so important. Extremely well done! I’ve got an idea for something that requires some intense cleaning afterwards and I feel better knowing it can be done.

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Brilliant! I can sacrifice my travel electric toothbrush for this - not going anywhere anyway!

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This is not the $150 Oral-B toothbrush. This is the disposable form:

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Mine’s not disposable, but I did something to the internal balance so now it’s got a wobble in it. Not safe for my mouth, but will be great for engrave cleaning. @henryhbk, thank you for the inspiration.

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this is the cleaner:

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Does this raise the wood’s grain?

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Well, certainly not with that attitude!

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I’d have to wash my mouth out with soap…oh, wait…

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Sounds like something that might be helped with meditation. :slight_smile:

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Stunning!

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Wow, that’s so wasteful. More plastic for the landfill. Can you at least remove the battery for recycling?

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Very Nice, I like it.

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Man that came out great. …Off to get some hand cleaner and toothbrushes.

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Gorgeous! I’m going to have to give that another shot now too!

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Awesome engrave!! So detailed.

These battery operated facial cleansers are absolutely the best for cleaning. Walmart $12

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There is a regular aaa inside. It is funny to worry about, as we are talking about taking a block of wood and essentially just for fun, turn it into CO2…

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It’s good you can take the battery out but society uses way too much plastic overall.

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There is help on the horizon as folks are making plastic from seaweed, oil from algae, and leather from fungus, With effort the main sources today will go the way of all the technology dependent on whale oil.

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