I’ve been playing around with some raster engraving. I still haven’t gotten a good test for the 3d engraving, but did work up a fun project for some detailed 2d engraving. It took some time, but the results were pretty good. I had seen some inspiring side views of ships and planes that had been cut out of wood and knew I wanted to try to make something similar. The other day I had a great conversation with a friend about various bombers from WW2 and decided to dig around for a nice image to start with. I found one online that I liked of a B-17 so I took some time to clean it up and enhance it with vectors for cutting a two layer image I could assemble afterwards. Rastering large areas like this takes a while but I was pretty happy with it.
there are a lot of small pieces of protective paper at the end, but the strong tape removal process worked well again for that. Here are some shots of the assembled one. I’m still debating if I want to try staining/painting/coloring the wood. If I do some more tests with this maybe I’ll try other variants