Before my Glowforge arrived, the majority of my projects were made using either a 3D printer or with traditional woodworking techniques and tools. Now that the Glowforge is part of our family, I am able to combine these tools and techniques to great effect.
The following project is a blanket chest/toy box that I made for my children’s school fundraising auction. I made the chest out of white oak and then engraved the students’ artwork on the panels using our Glowforge to lase white oak veneer. I also took a photo of the class which was engraved on the inside of the lid.
If you live near Seattle and need larger quantities of veneer from a range of wood species, I highly recommend checking out Crosscut Hardwoods in the SoDo neighborhood on 1st avenue. They have large sheets of unfinished veneers with or without the 3M adhesive backing.