So I’ve almost got a custom coaster holder finished, but I’m looking for wise suggestions on how to make my design darker (ie stand out more).
- using 0.23 in Red Oak hardwood (not PG)
- base engrave setting: 600/52/225lpi/1 pass
- score setting: 125/11/1 pass
I tried a few different things and the #4 engrave came out the best of these.
I noticed, though, that my scored numbers came out looking the way I want the engraved design to look: dark, sharp and clean. When I added wood stain to these engraves, the design almost completely disappears. So! My question:
Should I keep trying to change the engrave settings to eventually get a darker engrave, or should I score the whole design? I haven’t done a whole lot with scoring so I’m not exactly sure how this would go.